Chief John Nnia Nwodo (Jnr), the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of enthroning ethnicism into the nation’s polity, pointing out that the failure of leadership has made the country to become restive.
He said that Nigeria under the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government is sliding into a status of rejection and lawlessness.
Nwodo, speaking in an interview with Sun newspaper said, “Our current leadership has become so ethnicised that it has reminded people of their respective homes.
“If you are a Fulani and you do wrong you will escape the law. If you are a Fulani and you don’t qualify for a job, you get it. If you are a Fulani you become a herdsman and kill people, you are not arrested.
“You hang an automatic rifle on your neck and you are photographed and show in all the social media, nobody arrests you. You break into a church in Benue State, kill the priests and choirs and turn around, wear the uniform of the choir, danced and it was trending all over the place in the social media, nobody will arrest you. If you go to Nimbo and kill farmers there and you show them in your telephones, nobody prosecutes you.
“There is one law for some people and another law for the others. If you are a Fulani, you can become Chief Justice of Nigeria, whether you went to our normal law school or you went to Sharia school.
“If you are a Fulani and you are a Chief of Army Staff you can be there forever. When your tenure finishes it can be elongated, something that has never happened in the history of our country and does not have any justification in any establishment law that we know.
“Our present government has remained much on where you come from in terms of our ethnic configuration and as long as this situation persists, Nigeria will continue to remain a tribalistic nation.”