Coalition of Northern Groups has reacted to the recent statement by a former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, that the South East is prepared to kneel or bow before every ethnic group to clinch the 2023 presidency, saying such is no more than deception.
A statement on Sunday by CNG’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said the Igbo have by their conduct, denied themselves the opportunity to be trusted with power in the nearest future.
According to Suleiman, “The bitter truth is that no matter how low the Igbo are willing to go or how long they are willing to keep their knees on the ground, it will be unreasonable to expect other Nigerian tribes, not least the North, to risk entrusting them with the Presidency.
“It is said that once bitten, twice shy and the current northern thinking is beyond the repeated deceptions such as this one by the Igbo which at every turn, results in tragedy.
“We see the recent belated desperation by the Igbo as nothing but an afterthought that is downright unacceptable. It is deceptive for them to make such overtures after having encouraged and supported Nnamdi Kanu and the atrocities committed against other Nigerians, particularly northerners by his IPOB.
“If the Igbo must prostrate for anyone, they should prostrate for Kanu, as the North has come of age and shall not be deceived or fooled any longer.”