In the heat of the preparations fur the e 2023 Presidential election, the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has said the Igbos cannot be trusted with power.
Speaking on behalf of the coalition, CNG’s spokesman, Abdulazeez Suleiman, said Igbos could not be trusted with power because their leaders are great threat a national threat.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja recently, Suleiman said the same Igbo elders calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, were the ones still agitating for Presidency in 2023.
Suleiman said: “Similarly, groups of Igbo leaders and elders have engaged in desperate covert and overt efforts to secure the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the IPOB terror group standing trial for crimes against the state.
“As if these were not enough, the same group of Igbo elders again recklessly issued a national security threat on May 4, 2022, that any attempt to elude the zone of the Presidency in 2023 may rupture the existence of Nigeria as a corporate entity as well as aggravate crisis, conflicts, separatist demands, and others.
“This has deepened the fears that the Igbo cannot and should never be trusted with presidential power.”
It should be noted that the South-East has been agitating for the Presidency in 2023.