A public affairs analyst, Mr. Bright Chidi, has said the Presidency under Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party would offer nothing to the Igbo people.
Speaking in an interview with journalists in Owerri, Imo state, the public affairs analyst said the Labour party candidate would not be able to actualize the dream of South Easterners by winning the Presidential election in 2023, adding that instead the Igbos would remain political slaves serving other geo-political zones in the country.
He opined that Obi’s emergence is a decour supported by some northern elites who are looking for someone that could share their values and attentive to their interest.
” Personally, I don’t have anything against Peter Obi. Of course, he has the right to contest but I am speaking for the interest of the average Igbo man as well as the greater interest of the greater majority of Igbo people. You can’t go in for election when majority of your people are seeking for freedom. In Nigeria, elections can’t be free and fair. The only one that was fair was MKO Abiola’s election because we counted one, two, three and so on. Still, the powers that be did what they did and the rest is history.
“I believe that Peter Obi’s emergence as Presidential candidate is a deal because he is pathologically opposed to the Biafra restoration. I also believe that after meeting with some world powers opposed to the agitation, a deal was struck and they are using him as camouflage to secretly divert the attention of the Igbo from Biafra restoration.
” If you say you want freedom, why are you contesting? It shows that somebody has made himself available to be used. He is not doing it in the best interest of the Igbo.
“Peter Obi will never favour the Igbo as they are looking at it, assuming he is allowed to rule”, he alleged.
Also speaking on Obi’s running mate,Dr. Yusuf Datti Baba Ahmed, the analyst alleged that he was planted to check mate Obi.
“He is from a strong fulani family. He is the brother to Ango Abdullahi. Who doesn’t know Ango. He is an educated core Fulani man, a strong one. So,if he says he is supporting him, you should know that his interest has been settled. Obi will just be a stooge.
“Former President Olusegun Obasanjo suffered it very well in the hands of his Vice,Atiku Abubakar. Ofcourse. you know it was only in the second term that Obasanjo managed to wriggle out otherwise he was a puppet in the first tenure.
The structure of Nigeria even if you get an angel to manage it you can’t do anything. The structure is skewed to the benefit of a section of the country. The military, para military and all other institutions are dominated by people from that region”, he stated
Speaking further, Chidi averred that the Igbo people were trying to make the same mistake the Jews made when they beckoned on Aaron to take them back to Egypt at a time God was trying to use Moses to deliver and take them into the Promise land.
“What the Igbo are trying to do is exactly what the Jews did to Moses. What did they do? Now, When God called Moses to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt into the Promise land, he started the battle and God was with him. After dealing with the Egyptians, Moses eventually brought them out and on their way, a journey that would have taken 40 days because of their stubbornness, lack of understanding and unbelief in what God is doing made it to last for 40 years.
“In the process of time, Moses went to meet God to collect commandment and these people didn’t have the patience to wait because abnitio they didn’t believe even though mixed multitude believed. Why didn’t they believe? They left Egypt physically but spiritually they were still in bondage , their minds had not been liberated. That was why they couldn’t wait for him. They said this Moses that brought us out of this place we don’t know where he has gone . They now met his brother Aaron to make them.a god to take them back to Egypt where God brought them out. Then, God alerted Moses and said to him, see what your brothers are doing. Moses went and saw it was true. This is the same mistake the Igbo are doing today.
“It is not questionable that God sent Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to bring the Igbo out of Nigeria, where they are marginalized. In fact, where everything is against them because there is no single federal industry, no roads, nothing. That is why you see that 80 percent of Igbo youths must leave the eastern region if they want to survive after their education unless you are trading. That is why they are scattered all over the world. So, God wants to get them back and now sent Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He has started the battle, a lot of blood has been shed and now the battle is on the final stage and some people especially the elders, Ohaneze and politicians because of filthy lucre, are saying we don’t know whether this man (Kanu) can survive this, let us follow Peter Obi and go back to the same country that God is bringing us out to put us where we can be free to manage our resources. To my understanding, spiritually, it is totally wrong”, he stated.
He said he sees the Biafra restoration coming and asked Igbo people to be in the train.
He urged them to remain steadfast as such will bring accelerated development than campaiging for Obi’s presidency.