ENUGU – The Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, led by renowned constitutional lawyer, Professor Ben Nwabueze, has rubbished an ardent Buhari supporter cum Director General, Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu over his comments against the decision of the Igbo elders who routed for restructuring of the country rather than Igbo presidency. Okechukwu who picked holes with the rejection of President Muhammadu Buhari’s promise of 2023 Igbo presidency by the elders, said Ndigbo needed Presidency to end cries of marginalisation.
But in a swift reaction on Monday, the founder of Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, cum Deputy Secretary, Igbo Leaders of Thought, ILT, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, dismissed Okechukwu’s comments as the biggest joke of the century, even as he seriously questioned his state of mental health over such claims. Uko said it is only unapologetic Igbo slaves such as Joe Igbokwe, Lauretta Onochie and Osita Okechukwu would readily rush to the media to counter the decisions of Igbo elders adjudged by many to be the truth only to please their northern masters, wondering if such notorious exhibitions was a precondition for their appointment into government offices.
He, however, reiterated that “the infantile narrative that Buhari would grant Ndigbo the presidency of Nigeria in 2023 is a narrative from the pit of hell. “How Okechukwu truly believes that he could use such unintelligible gibberish to fool the great Igbo nation remains a mystery to all. “How Buhari, whose hatred for Ndigbo is legendary and so deep for all to see, would hand Nigeria over to Ndigbo in 2023 according to Okechukwu, has become the most popular joke of the year to millions of Igbo masses, who are seriously questioning the state of Okechukwu’s mental health. “When will Okechukwu realize that he is entertaining the humiliated, alienated, much abused but highly intelligent Ndigbo. When will Okechukwu realize that he is merely speaking to himself and probably deceiving his masters in the bargain.
“It is a pity that anytime credible Igbo leaders show the way forward in order to save this tottering edifice called Nigeria, only our brethren in the service of outsiders, will quickly rubbish our leaders in their shameless scramble to impress their masters in order to retain their jobs. “Government official spokesmen will keep quiet, government officials from other geopolitical zones will also keep quiet in respect of the truth presented by the Igbo leaders, only Joe Igbokwe, Lauretta Onochie or Osita Okechukwu will jump up to rubbish Igbo leaders.“One wonders whether tearing their own leaders to pieces, was a precondition for their appointments and accommodation in government.
“Okechukwu should remember that there is life after Buhari’s APC government. Okechukwu should study history and note the fate of the Ndigbo who were hired by other zones to attack Zik and the NCNC in the first republic. “Presenting one’s talents and energy in service of outsiders to decimate the aspiration of one’s rationality is not an honourable way for anyone to be remembered by history. Okechukwu should take heed and stop the over played card of always rubbishing his people’s position.
“Okechukwu should note that nobody in his proper state of mind believes that Buhari, who vehemently refused to appoint any Igbo into the security architecture of over 100 Nigerians, would suddenly hand power over to Ndigbo. Okechukwu should stop entertaining the public with his unbelievable fairy tales. The esteemed Igbo leaders of Thought (ILT) spoke the truth. Okechukwu’s disagreement with that truth is only his usual antics to please his masters.”