A pan Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Igbo Amaka (AM) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to contemplate South-East for the place of Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation.
Mr Michael Okoro, Coordinator of the group in Ebonyi made the attraction in an interview with newsmen in Abakaliki on Friday.
The group famous that the Igbo nation has contributed a lot within the improvement of the socio-economic and political lives of the nation, stressing that the exclusion of the area was a gross injustice and negation of the precept of federal character.
Okoro mentioned that regardless of the contributions of the zone in sustaining the nation’s unity, none of its kinsmen was occupying management place on the nation’s political, judiciary or navy resolution making circles.
He faulted the exclusion of the South East in principal positions within the just lately inaugurated management of the ninth Nationwide Meeting, mentioned that the appointment of any credible particular person of South East extraction as SGF would proper the perceived injustice.
Okoro, who mentioned that the group strongly believed in dialogue and peaceable strategy in resolving nationwide points, urged leaders of the zone to strategy Buhari with humility to realize from his goodwill.
“We consider in dialogue, peaceable negotiation; and our group is against any type of aggression or confrontation as instrument for attaining our goals.
“For this reason we’re interesting to Mr President to nominate anyone from South-East because the SGF as a result of we consider that doing so will give the Igbo some sense of belonging.
“It’s not a secret that Igbo have been excluded in nearly each stage of management in Nigeria and that is regardless of the contributions of the zone in sustaining the unity and oneness of the nation.
“However, we can not stay silent within the face of such perceived grave marginalisation and injustice to the zone, therefore we’re interesting to the President to nominate Igbo man because the Secretary to the Authorities of the Federation.
“We perceive that the appointment of the SGF is the unique protect of the President, however we nonetheless consider that given the place to South East will show that he really believes in oneness of the nation.
“Once more that is the time to strategy Buhari with humility to rebuild belief, friendship and to pledge our loyalty to his authorities,” Okoro mentioned.
Okoro appealed to the leaders of the zone to embrace the Buhari administration and combine into the nationwide politics and warned that aggression and isolation would do the area extra hurt.
“Our leaders should perceive political realism and combine within the nationwide politics with a purpose to get our justifiable share; we should desist from constructing tower of isolation and antagonism as a result of doing so, will do us no good.”
He urged Ndigbo to interact in sincere self-examination and soul looking, including that the problem dealing with Igbo nation was that of management.
He, due to this fact, referred to as on the area’s stakeholders to place their home to ensure that the frequent good of the zone.
Okoro urged Buhari to pick out women and men of integrity and corruption free to type his ‘Subsequent Degree’ cupboard.