Ohanaeze condemns Bulkachuwa’s ‘misguided attack’ on Ndigbo, demands apology

By AdvocateNews on 05/09/2021

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Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa
Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has strongly condemned what it described as "caustic and inflammatory attacks" launched against the people of the South East by a member of the National Assembly, Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa.

Bulkachuwa, who is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and husband of the President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, had while appearing on a national television, said that Ndigbo in Nigeria deserve deaths and elimination because in his words, "the South East habours criminals, rebels and arsonists".

He said, rather than the Igbo getting the Presidency being agitated for by their people, what they deserve is "elimination from Nigeria"

Reacting to the senator's comment, Ohanaeze said in a press statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chidozie Alex Ogbonna, that "it is shocking and unbelievable that a Senator and Chairman of a strategic Committee in the Senate, Foreign Affairs, could make such an incendiary attack against the Igbo people without any provocation whatsoever."

The statement read in part: "The Igbo demand for the Presidency of Nigeria is within their rights under the laws of the land. They have not breached any section of the Constitution by making such demands. 

"It is therefore gross gratuitous insult for Senator Bulkachuwa to rain such unguarded invectives against a major region in the country.

"I have tried to obtain some internet facts on Bulkachuwa, the only significant information on him is that on June 10, 2020, his constituents in Bauchi commenced a recall process on him; and no more.

"Ohanaeze Ndigbo condemns Bulkachuwa unreservedly for spewing such hate speech on a major Nigerian ethnic. It is highly inconceivable that a Senator and a husband of a highly placed judicial officer,Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, would habour such evil wish for a significant section of Nigeria. Quel domage! 

"This goes to show clearly the wicked mindset of some people in power who have no other objective but to turn the country into killing fields in the pursuit of hidden ethno-religious agenda.

"While Nigerians are united against the bandits that physically abduct, torture, maim and kill; worse harm is caused by incendiary rhetoric as espoused by the Bulkachuwas in high places."

The organization therefore demanded an unreserved apology and restitution from Bulkachuwa for "this unwarranted assault."

"We also call on the Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawal to reprimand Bulkachuwa publicly as a deterrence to some others who do not understand their oath of office and allegiance to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

"For purpose of clarity,  a Nigerian Senator must be seen at all times to protect the interest and corporate existence of Nigeria. I doubt if we can build a truly united country with such irresponsible conduct and legislative rascality by the likes of Bulkachuwa," the statement added.

Posted 05/09/2021 05:19:39 AM

 

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