Chief Emmaunel Iwuanyanwu, Elder Statesman and a member of the Board of Trustees of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has put a blow to Daar Communication Limited’s chairman Raymond Dokpesi on claims that Igbo will split the country if allowed to produce a blow to the president of Nigeria.
DAILY POST reported that Dokpesi also revealed that some Nigerians believe Nnamdi Kanu would force a Nigerian president of Igbo descent to declare Biafra.
The PDP chief said the IPOB leader could use militant tactics to blackmail an Igbo president and force him to declare independence for the southeast.
He stressed that Kanu and IPOB had made agitation from the Southeast difficult to produce a Nigerian President.
Dokpesi stressed his belief in a united and indivisible Nigeria in a statement issued on Monday.
In response to a statement forwarded to DAILY POST on Saturday, Chief Iwuanyanwu, who is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the People’s Democratic Party, described Dokpesi’s position on the search for the Igbo nation to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the To bring about the year 2023 as illogical and a shame.
He reminded Dokpesi that Ndigbo are not particularly keen on the presidency to justify his erroneous outbursts.
Iwuanyanwu also criticized the Edo-born politician’s testimony, stating that the people of the Igbo nation would have practically supported a united Nigeria and invested across the country.
The chief of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo urged people like Dokpesi to preach justice, justice and fairness, which he believes is the cause of all the excitement in the country, rather than spreading hatred.
The prominent Igbo leader pointed out that elders should be able to speak the truth with leaders so that they would be able to do anything to unite Nigeria and make Nigeria a great nation.
According to Iwuanyanwu in the statement, which partly states, “What he said is like someone who says, if you transfer the presidency to someone from the northeast or northwest, that the people will split off because Boko Haram is leaving Nigeria want to solve.
“Boko Haram has even conquered some of these places and occupied some local governments. There is no local government in the southeast where everyone is saying this is Biafra, save for the protests stemming from injustice and unfair treatment of Igbos in Nigeria.
“The truth is that there are problems all over the country, in the northeast and in the northwest you have the problem of Boko Haram and ISWAP, and they have even occurred in the Middle Belt.
“In the southwest we have Oduduwa groups; in the southeast we have pro-Biafra groups; South-South also makes people upset.
“So the truth is that all patriotic Nigerians should come together and do whatever it takes to unite Nigeria, and you are not doing this by discriminating against any tribe”.