Sequel to the death of the chief of Army Staff Lt General Ibrahim Atthairu, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to replace the late Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, with Chief of Army Staff from the South East in other to balance the Federal Character quota.
In statement, Mazi Okechukwu Isigwuzoro said: “Mr President must focus on competence and nationalism in accordance with the tenets of Federal characterr, as omission of Southeast in the security council fuels disintegration and is tragic disappointment of this government.
“We are not lobbying for a southeast officer as alternate of late COAS but we are drawing the attention of President Buhari to evaluate the privileges of being unpredictable and reversing the wrong suspicions that he is biased against the southern Nigeria leading the Army.
“Every geopolitical zone should be represented in the security Council to boost national reintegration and restoration of confidence amongst other Nigerians, that Mr President” belongs to nobody but everyone”, the change of body language of President will energize every Nigerian to partake in the fight against insurgency and insecurity challenges facing the country.
“We are convinced that only a southeasterner has the magic wands to disassemble all the unpatriotic coalitions reaping the considerable budgetary allocation mapped out for security purposes by ” recycling insurgency.”
We are unmistakable that Northern cartels are the major beneficiaries of these insecurity challenges and rebellion, if President Buhari is determined to end up the insecurity challenges confronting the nation , he should break the spell and terrify those immoral elements pressurizing him to undermine the south and re appoint another northerner for COAS, but definitely” the promising direction to re assert himself as the people’s President, is for Mr President to ordain a Southern COAS”.