As the dust generated by its recent endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is yet to settle, the Ohaneze Ndigbo has said that the recent postings by the Police Service Commission (PSC) has once more vindicated its position on the mindless victimization and marginalization of Ndigbo by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government.
The Presidential General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief John Nnia Nwodo who made this declaration in a press statement he issued in Enugu posited that a cursory look at the list of the newly-posted Commissioners of Police to States throughout the country indicated the obvious lopsidedness in both the number of Ndigbo affected and their states of posting.
Nwodo observed that the whole of the seven Igbo-speaking states in the country had only two Commissioners of Police while some single states had two or more and some geopolitical zones more than six or seven.
He stated that President Buhari came on campaign to Anambra State and insulted Ndigbo by saying that his postings were based on merit and that was why the South East zone was completely absent in the security apparatchiks of the country.
“In other words, no Igbo man or woman is intelligent or brilliant enough or has his confidence to head any of the security apparatus of Nigeria and to buttress his point, only two Igbo officers are “meritorious” to be appointed Commissioners of Police in charge of States.
“To further rub it in, the only two are posted to the most hazardous war-torn areas of the north –Zamfara and Borno States.
“It is worthy to note that Ndigbo have always formed the majority of soldiers posted to these war zones and have paid their dues including producing a worthy General Officer Commanding troops and who distinguished himself there.
“What have Ndigbo done to this administration to deserve this ill treatment? The Nigeria/Biafra War ended nearly fifty years ago. Why the continued marginalization?
“This kind of discrimination should not be lost on Ndigbo especially at this period of reckoning and payback.
“It would be remembered that two brilliant Deputy Inspectors General of Police were recently retired by this administration to pave way for the appointment of the current Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
“If Mr. President loves Ndigbo as he is canvassing, why didn’t he try to balance the glaring absence of Ndigbo at a table where the security of this country is decided?
“Ndigbo shine your eyes! Shine your eyes and vote wisely”, he said.
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