Former Anambra State governor and Minister of Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige, has said the issue of Marginalization of the Igbo extraction would quell, if the next presidency position is occupied by an Igbo man.
This was disclosed by the Minister, when he featured as a guest on Channels Television, yesterday [Monday].
Ngige stressed the need to address the injustice meted on Igbo people during the civil war. He said it would be a welcomed idea, to give the Igbo people a chance to head the affairs of the country, in order to ensure equity and justice.
The Minister said, “The people in the area have perceived that they are marginalized, that are unappreciated, whether it was done by propaganda and brainwashing or not that is now immaterial.
“So i agree with that proposal unfortunately, the Nigerian Constitution, does not have that. This is where I quarrel with those who authorized the 1999 constitution.
“I still believe today, tomorrow that the Abacha constitution of 1995, that espouses rational presidency into the six zoned in Nigeria, a single five year tenure in order to heal all the wounds, the wounds of civil war and the wounds of June 12.
“Now that constitution would have been the best constitution for Nigerians to use for the next 30years, by which the six zones would have tested presidency.”
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 15, 2021