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Group Condemns Igbo Politicians For Dumping Jonathan After Defeat

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The Influential Igbo Youth Moment, (IYM) has lambasted some politicians from the South East zone that have denounced the out- going President Goodluck Jonathan, so soon, because of their selfish interest, saying ingratitude is not in the character of a true Igbo man.

In a press statement signed by its founder, and Leader, South East Coalition, Evangelist Elliot Ukoh and made available to AFRICAN EXAMINER in Enugu, IYM stated “it is not in our character to show such vile ingratitude to the man who truly tried his best in service of his father land.

“This culture of hate could later grow into way of life and the table could turn tomorrow”.

“We wish General Buhari well and call on all to support him to succeed, but we make bold to say that if elections are to be repeated next month June 2015 for the presidency, our vote pattern will not be different from our vote pattern of March 28 2015. Truth is sacred, we will not denounce Jonathan.

“To the best of our knowledge, President Jonathan did not deceive Ndigbo nor did he deceive any section of Nigeria on any issue for that matter.

“People who are desperate to endear themselves to the incoming administration, should find a way to do that, without embarrassing the Igbo Nation, as Ndigbo believe strongly that, President Jonathan did not deceive Ndigbo for a minute.

“We are a proud,courageous people whose world view is built on truth and justice.

“Whereas political hustlers and job seekers have the inalienable right to lobby General Buhari for accommodation in the APC groovy train, such lobbyists certainly do not have the right to tell white lies, especially when they claim to be speaking on behalf of Ndigbo.

IYM pointed out “No government in Nigeria since 1960 has treated Ndigbo justly or better than the outgoing Jonathan Administration.

“Therefore people who use the very strong and negative word “deception” in describing President Jonathan’s relationship with Ndigbo as concerning the 2nd Niger Bridge, simple went too far.

“The reigning fad of demonizing Jonathan and his wife especially in the social media is unjust and uncalled for; 99 per cent of Ndigbo hold that President Jonathan remains the first and only Nigerian Leader to give them a sense of belonging since 1966.

“They also know that he was equally fair to all sections of the country during his 5 year stewardship.

“Denouncing him so soon is unkind, and un-Igbo. We repeat, it is not in our character to show such vile ingratitude to the man who truly tried his best in service of his father land” the group emphasized.



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