A prominent Peoples Democratic Party, PDP stalwart in Ebonyi State, Chief Abia Onyike, weekend, described the recent appointments made by President Muhammadu Buhari, as alleged northernization policy against the South East and South West geopolitical zones of the country.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the politician said, “Buhari has ignored the fact that Nigeria is a multi-ethnic nation state. He is deliberately pursuing a Northernization policy of alienating Nigeria’s two other powerful regions – the East and the West. By making the sort of appointment he made since assuming the Presidency, he has shown that he lacks the qualities of a Nationalist and patriot.
“The lopsided appointments portrayed him more as a Northern operative and Caliphate fanatic. As it is now the South East and South South have been vindicated for having viewed his electoral bid very critical.
I made the observation long ago that Buhari was wagging a secret war against the Igbo. His tragic electoral performance in the South East should have cautioned him to make friends with the East instead of becoming fiendish and jittery and planning to annihilate the Igbos politically.”