By Olisemeka Obeche
Ohanaeze Ndigbo has raised alarm over what it called Nigeria’s fast descent into the precipice under Muhammadu Buhari presidency, warning that Buhari would only have himself to blame if the country eventually broke into pieces due to his crass nepotism.
The apex-Igbo socio-cultural organisation issued the timely warning over the weekend while reacting to the near exclusion of the South East geopolitical zone from the key political offices under the Buhari administration. Of recent, criticisms have been prominent, mainly from the South East geopolitical zone and their sympathisers over power-sharing under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in which the zone points to its exclusion and marginalisation.
Reacting to the development in a statement, the president general of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo, warned that Buhari had left Nigeria totally broken without a future over the current structural imbalance in the political spectrum of the country.
According to Nwodo, “there is no future for Nigeria. As long as the north decides to be unreasonable and unrealistic, this country can never get better. The country is only heading for implosion as long as equity and fairness is denied some sections of the country. The only solution is restructuring or the country will eventually hit the rocks – if not today, tomorrow. What does it cost to be fair and live in peace?
On the impending implosion of the country, Nwodo declared: “Certainly, nobody will blame anybody if emotion runs high and the thread holding the country becomes thin and snaps.
He went further: “No condition is permanent in life. There are ominous signs and the clouds are gathering. Let the remaining generation that witnessed the Nigerian civil war recant and save the country from the cataclysm that will envelop her if the upcoming generation are allowed to inherit the callousness and wickedness pervading the land now. Nigerians beware of civil war.”