By Nick Chibunna
A university lecturer, Dr. Sampson Ekwonne, has described President Mahammadu Bahari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) government in the last two years as one of economic dislocation, fear, anxiety and hopelessness.
Dr. Ekwonne, a senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Imo State University (IMSU) Owerri, said that during this period, the people groaned under the weight of hunger and humiliation.
Speaking to Christian Voice, the university don blamed the ugly trend on poor leadership and tribal arrogance.
Commenting on the quit notice given to Ndigbo living in the North by a coalition of northern youths, Dr Ekwonne observed that in the past two years, Nigeria has been under siege, battling with myriads of problems.
He recalled the herdsmen menace as well as other criminal acts and political, economic and social problems besetting the nation.
According to him, the greatest undoing of the Buhari-led administration is the menace of the Fulani herdsmen which the administration has failed to contend with.
Dr Ekwonne blamed some Northern elders like Prof. Ango Abdullahi and Dr Junaid Muhammed for fanning the embers of national disintegration through religious and tribal bigotry.
He said that the threat on Ndigbo to leave the northern states was an indication that all is not well with Nigerian polity and called on all well-meaning Nigerians, and Ndigbo in particular not to take the threat lightly.
He advised Ndigbo, especially those domiciled in the northern parts of Nigeria to be wary of the present political development in the country.
Dr Ekwonne warned that the mistakes of 1966-1967 should not repeat itself when Ndigbo were massacred in millions after empty assurances of safety by both governments and security personnel.
The university don said that “Arewa House” is the seat of power where important decisions were taken, and where northern leaders resolve knotty issues that affect the interest of all northern, adding that for the Arewa youths to make such offensive declaration from Arewa House leaves much to be desired.