The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Thursday, said it was dissatisfied with ‘the current appointment of ministers in Nigeria by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’
Ohanaeze made its position known in a statement by its president general, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.
Ohanaeze, in the state, described Tinubu’s five slots to South-East as ‘unfair and unjust’.
According to Iwuanyanwu, “The Ohanaeze Ndigbo believes in one united Nigeria and this can only be achieved in an atmosphere of fairness, justice and equity. We therefore demand justice, fairness and equity for every ethnic group in Nigeria, including the Igbo.”
“This situation has placed the South-East in a very difficult position, politically, economically, and socially. Our political power has been reduced as we have a few senators and also in the House of Representatives; governors, house of assembly and local governments.
“In federal revenue allocation, the South-East is denied the revenue that comes on the basis of states. In federal board appointments and other resource distributions, we are strategically shortchanged.
“This situation was not caused by the current administration but we however appeal to Mr Tinubu to help us remedy the situation and restore justice, equity and fairness in Nigeria.”
The pan-Igbo group prayed God to give Nigerian leaders ‘the wisdom and knowledge to steer the ship of Nigerian nation to peace, happiness and prosperity for all Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity, creed and political persuasion’.