‘Buhari Must Give Us Our Fair Share As A Matter Of Right Even Though We Voted Jonathan’ – Ohaneze
Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said it has no intention of going to meet with the All Progressives Congress President-elect Muhammadu Buhari in a bid to beg for political appointments for the Igbos.
According to the group, they are not interested in going on their knees to earn any public office.
The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Anambra State, Dr. Chris Eluomunoh, who spoke in his capacity as the chairman of state presidents’ forum of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, comprising seven Igbo speaking states, addressed the press in Awka, Anambra State.
He explained that the Igbos are an integral section of the country and as such must get their due share in the country as a matter of right.
Eluemunoh maintained that the Igbo had no regrets voting for President Goodluck Jonathan, stressing that the circumstance of the time made the voting pattern necessary.
“We didn’t vote for Jonathan because we didn’t like Buhari. The circumstance of the moment made our voting proper, and we don’t regret it.
“Nobody can intimidate the Igbo because of the way we voted in that election; neither shall we beg anybody for appointments because we didn’t vote for him.
“Every zoning arrangement for appointments in this country must include the Igbo. So those who called themselves Ohanaeze elders, who went to beg for appointments for Ndigbo, were on their own. They are not speaking for us.
“Ohanaeze is not partisan. At the appropriate time, we shall meet with the President-elect to chart a course for the country.”