Senator’s call for Igbo death worrisome, says Ohanaeze
By Kunle Sotimi
The alleged statement credited to Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa that Igbo deserves death was at the weekend condemned by the Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa was alleged to have said that the South-East harbours criminals, rebels and arsonists.”
The Senator is also the husband of the President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
The President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor described the statement as inciting.
The statement issued by Ohanaeze Ndigbo and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia asked the Senator to apologise to Nigerians.
The statement titled “Ohanaeze Ndigbo condemns Bulkachuwa on his misguided attack on South East” said the Igbo were shocked that a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria could make such a statement.
Ohanaeze said ‘His caustic and inflammatory attacks against the entire people of the South-East was unwarranted.” The group demanded for apology from the Senator.
Ohanaeze called on the Senate President, Dr. Ahamad Ibrahim Lawal to “reprimand Bulkachuwa publicly as a deterrent to some others who do not understand their oath of office and allegiance to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
The Igbo group said further “The Igbo demand for the Presidency of Nigeria is within their rights under the laws of the land. They have it breached any section of the constitution by making such demands.”