Since 1960, no tribe has sacrificed extra for Nigeria’s unity than the Igbo —Igbo Group

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The Igbo Nationwide Council (INC) on Tuesday warned the Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board led by Yerima Shettma, to cease its transfer in opposition to the Igbo presidency.

The INC president, Chilos Godsent, instructed journalists at a press briefing in Owerri, Imo State, {that a} remark credited to Shettima on the Igbos’ readiness to rule the nation was unlucky.

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He argued that the Arewa youths are bent on deceptive Nigerians.

The Igbos, in line with him, had sacrificed extra for unity of Nigeria than different tribes within the nation.

Godsent mentioned the time was ripe for Nigeria to have a president of Igbo extraction.

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He mentioned: “The eye of the Igbo Nationwide Council (INC) has been drawn to a latest inciting video and press assertion credited to Yerima Shettima stating that 2023 shouldn’t be the correct time for Igbo individual to be president of Nigeria.

“Yerima Shettima is the purported chief of the Arewa Youth Consultative Discussion board that some years in the past issued give up order to the Igbo individuals dwelling within the Northern states of Nigeria.

“The identical Yerima has in latest time be misinforming ignorant Nigerians that the North has made extra sacrifices greater than another tribe in constructing Nigeria.

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“We want to use this chance to set the report straight and correctly educate Yerima Shettima and his co-travellers on the fallacious a part of historical past, that because the creation of Nigeria no tribe, race or group has made extra sacrifices in constructing Nigeria than the Igbo Race.

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“The Igbo race has invested unquantifiable human and materials assets to maintain Nigeria alive since its creation even to an extent we misplaced thousands and thousands of lives in the course of the genocide of 1966, and until date our mineral assets are been plundered and used to fund the North.”

“Consequently, within the spirit of reconciliation, equity, justice and fairness, the one geopolitical zone extra ripe to supply the president of Nigeria is 2023 is the South-East zone.

“We urge Nigerians to disregard the false and deceptive video and publications of Yerima Shettima concerning the 2023 presidential elections.

“Lastly, we, subsequently, name on the management of the Arewa Consultative Discussion board (ACF) and different Northern political leaders to right away name Yerima Shettima and his co-travellers to order earlier than they throw the nation into damaging political disaster forward 2023 presidential election.”

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