Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has claimed that President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for agitation in the southeast and not Igbo leaders.
President Buhari had during his Independence Day speech expressed disappointment in some southeast leaders over the agitation by ”hot headed” youths from the region.
Ohanaeze, in reacting to Buhari’s speech, said the president should be held responsible because he implements policies against the Igbo people.
Reports have it that Uche Achi Okpaga, the group national publicity secretary, who made the comment also declared that Buhari started hate speech in Nigeria.
Okpaga said: ”The issue is that the Buhari administration has always found one excuse or the other for the challenges facing the country.
”They have never taken responsibility before (because) they were not prepared to rule Nigeria.
”Hate speech started from Buhari and he has continued to implement policies against the existence of Ndigbo.
“The agitations did not come from oblivion; it is part of his policies which I describe as sentimental and lopsided.
“These policies had over time fuelled agitations and so, he should not blame Igbo leaders but his administration. We blame the agitation on his administration and not Igbo leaders.”