The Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has stated that the Igbos cannot be trusted with power because their elders pose a national threat.
Per reports, the assertion by the groups is traceable to the recent threat by the Igbos, warning that they would disrupt the country if they don't produce the nation's next president in the 2023 election.
While speaking with newsmen on Thursday, CNG’s spokesman, Abdulazeez Suleiman, said the same Igbos clamouring for the release of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu are the ones agitating for the 2023 Presidency.
"Similarly, groups of Igbo leaders and elders have engaged in desperate covert and overt efforts to secure the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the IPOB terror group standing trial for crimes against the state.
"As if these were not enough, the same group of Igbo elders again recklessly issued a national security threat on May 4, 2022, that any attempt to elude the zone of the Presidency in 2023 may rupture the existence of Nigeria as a corporate entity as well as aggravate crisis, conflicts, separatist demands, and others.
"This has deepened the fears that the Igbo cannot and should never be trusted with presidential power", Suleiman said.
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