The Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, has said Igbo should not be trusted with the presidency come 2023.
According to the group, their leaders pose a national threat due to talks of destabilising the country if they are prevented from producing the next president come 2023.
CNG Spokesman, Abdulazeez Suleiman, wondered why Igbo are clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president while demanding the release of secessionist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Addressing journalists in Abuja, Suleiman said: “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.”