The President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, Barr. Basil Onyeachonam Onuorah, has asked the Federal government to direct the Inspector General of Police (IG), to the South East geo political zone.
Onuorah, in a press statement Wednesday, said the call became necessary since no one from South East extraction was considered in the current list of service chiefs appointed by the President on Tuesday.
The Presidency in a recent appointment, had replaced retired service chiefs with Major-General LEO Irabor, Chief of Defence Staff; Major-General I. Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Rear Admiral A.Z Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air-Vice Marshal I.O Amao, Chief of Air Staff.
Congratulating the newly appointees, Onuorah said, “We want to thank the president for yielding to the long time expectations of Nigerians for the change of Service Chiefs.
“Congratulations to the newly appointed Service Chiefs as you get yourselves prepared for this onerous task and daring challenges of insecurity in our country.
“There is no Igbo man among the newly appointed service Chiefs. Those who claim that the newly appointed Chief of Defense Staff Maj Gen Leo Irabor is an Igbo man should tell us if IRABOR is an Igbo name.
“As the Inspector General of Police is due for retirement and fast getting ready to exit police apex position, we call on the APC led Federal Government to consider an Igbo man for the position of new Inspector General of Police. If there is no Igbo man or woman qualified for the job of IGP, promote the Igbos next in line in the Police Force to fit in.”
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News