Following his comment on the unity of Nigeria, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife has been lashed at by the Anambra state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The APC said Ezeife’s statement that it would not win the November 18 governorship poll in Anambra state unless by rigging was out of point.
Ezeife had claimed that unless Nigeria was properly restructured, the country may split in no distant time.
The former governor said Muhammadu Buhari does not regard the Igbo people as part of Nigeria, hence the agitation for the Republic of Biafra.
In reaction to Ezeife’s statement, the APC described the former governor as a prophet of doom and a paper tiger, adding that his comment was unbecoming of a statesman.
The state APC spokesman, Mr Okelo Madukaife, told newsmen that, “Ezeife is wishing destiny away. He is just a prophet of doom and paper tiger, who has never seen anything good in the unity of Nigeria.
“On the contrary, there is a concerted effort, intensive hard work and fine-tuned strategy by our great party to win the November 18, 2017 governorship election and redirect the derailing course of Anambra State.”
Ezeife recently described President Muhammadu Buhari as a specialist in depriving the Igbo people of that which is due them.
The elder statesman made the allegation in an interview with the Punch.
Ezeife’s remark was in reaction to a question on whether he will be supporting the President should he, Buhari, nominate an Igbo person for presidency in 2019.
According to the former governor, “Our life, our future and our prospects are in the hands of God. The only thing Buhari is good at is killing our people and depriving them of anything that is to go to them.”
The former governor maintained that over 90 percent of Fulani people will gain more should an Igbo man emerge president in Nigeria.