…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide has strongly accused President Bola Tinubu of engaging in ethnic cleansing against the Igbo people following the suspension of Godwin Emefiele as the Central Bank Governor.
In a statement released by Mazi Chima Uzor, the Director of National Interest Matters, the group expressed their concern that the suspension and subsequent arrest of Emefiele were carried out without due process.
Alleged Witchhunt and Deliberate Alienation of Igbos
The statement further asserted that President Tinubu’s actions were purely a witchhunt and a deliberate attempt by the administration to marginalize and exclude Igbos from holding public office.
The group argued that this decision was motivated by the fact that the Igbo region did not vote for Tinubu during the 2023 elections.
According to Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide, Emefiele should have been allowed to complete his tenure as the CBN Governor.
Strong Condemnation and Call for Reversal
The statement issued by Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide categorically condemned the suspension of Dr. Godwin Emefiele by President Bola Tinubu’s administration.
The group viewed the suspension as a violation of due process, emphasizing that the subsequent arrest, despite a court order against the Department of State Services (DSS), was provocative.
They considered this development to be part of a broader scheme by the new administration to carry out ethnic cleansing against the Igbo population in public offices.
Appeal to President Tinubu and Concerns for National Stability
Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide urged President Bola Tinubu to exercise caution and reconsider his decision to start his administration with actions that could potentially destabilize the nation.
They called on him to demonstrate humility by reversing the unpopular decision and allowing Dr. Emefiele to complete his term as the Governor of the Central Bank.
The group expressed concerns that such actions could disrupt the progress and reforms implemented under Emefiele’s leadership at the CBN.
In summary, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Worldwide strongly accused President Tinubu of ethnic cleansing through the suspension of the CBN Governor.
They criticized the lack of due process and claimed that the decision was a deliberate effort to alienate Igbos from public office.
The group called on Tinubu to reconsider his decision and emphasized the potential negative impact on the stability of the nation.