The apex Igbo Socio Cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has demanded an unreserved apology from Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa, over what they considered inflammatory and unguided statement recently made against the South East region by the lawmaker.
The body in a statement issued by its National publicity Secretary, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, made available to newsmen on Monday condemned the negative comment in its entirety.
It said: ”the attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to caustic and inflammatory attacks made by Senator Adamu Bulkachuwa against the entire people of the South-East, while appearing on a national television.
AfricanExaminer reports that Bulkachuwa who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and husband of the President, Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, was quoted as saying 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.
Ohaneze noted 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 Igbo demand for the Presidency of Nigeria is within their rights under the laws of the land, adding that 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” the Ohaneze Spokesman said.
“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.
“Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide demands 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.