July 16, 2024

‘Your government perpetrates injustice, discrimination against Igbo’ – Edwin Clark accuses Tinubu

The leader of the Ijaw Nation, Chief Edwin Clark, has accused President Bola Tinubu’s administration of “discrimination and injustice” against the Igbos.

Clark said the discrimination from the past administration of former President Muhammadu Buhari against Igbos has not abated under Tinubu’s government.

He noted that while Tinubu appointed 10 ministers from the Southwest, only six had been appointed from the Southeast, adding that there was no justification for the omission.

Clark stated this in a letter addressed to President Tinubu.

The letter reads partly: “Mr President, even in your administration, the discrimination and injustice against the Igbos have not abated. The old Eastern Region and the old Western Region, to which I belonged, were equal competitors and partners before and during the First and Second Republics, but today, you have appointed 10 Yorubas as ministers from the South-West and only five ministers from the South-East, and you even failed to give them the ministerial appointment due to their region that would have made it six ministers. There is no justification for this grave omission and no effort has been made to correct it.”

The Niger Delta elder charged Igbos of “Southeast or wherever they are in Nigeria,” to stand up and “assert their rights legitimately, judiciously and in a democratic way, to benefit like any other Nigerian as it was before the civil war of 1967.”

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