The member representing Aboh-Mbaise/Ngor Okpala Federal Constituency in the House of Representative of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Hon. Bede Eke has said that the injustice and marginalization meted to Igbo people in this country has gone out of proportion.
Interacting with news men in Abuja over the weekend Eke regretted that Igbos have been systematically sidelined in the power politics of this country adding that it would be the highest gamut of injustice and insolence if the Igbos are not given the opportunity to be President of Nigeria come 2023.
He agued that it has been long since the era of Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe that an Igbo man had a snap on the position while pointing out that the Igbo man now feel he is not part of this country and as it were, the disunity deepens but assured that giving an Igbo man chance to be President will heal the wound.
Reacting on the activities of IPOB and the call for Biafra, Eke averred that Biafra was bourne out of the injustice and marginalization meted to Igbos in this entity called Nigeria. He said that that the Yorubas have had a shot on the Presidency while the Hausas have had it severally yet Nigeria is stagnant while he gave assurance that an Igbo President will solve Nigerias problem.
The Imo born politician also said that the Present APC government that promised Nigerians “change” has failed woefully as they only succeeded in slowing the pace of development in this country in the past eight years.
Eke opined that Nigerians have suffered a lot in this government adding in the past 8yrs hunger has enveloped the country as our economy is at zero point and insecurity has been the order of the day as Nigerians are been killed in their thousands. He also blamed President Buhari for still retaining his service Chiefs despite the total collapse of security in this country while describing APC led government as a colossal failure.
He however said that he has taken solace to the fact that the shackles of PDP was broken in Imo adding that his state of origin is now safe in the hands of PDP and a governor (Emeka Ihedioha) who is well experienced, who love Imo people and who has the fear of God.
According to him, the immediate past governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha destroyed the state in his eight years reign while rebuffing the information making the round that Governor Ihedioha is witch-hunting Okorocha adding that the Governor is only working assiduously to recover some of the stolen properties of the government.
Eke who is a ranking member said his people voted him tremendously in the last election because he impacted them in his first term adding that he empowered a lot of people in his constituency while assuring that he would not fail in attracting myriads of Federal projects and as well better the lives of his people even as he performs his duty of legislation and representation.