Buhari ridiculed the Igbo nation when he intimated that they are very tiny on the map and they would have nowhere to go if their secession agenda comes to pass.
Buhari said: ”IPOB is just like a dot in a circle. Even if they want to exit, they will have no access to anywhere.
“And the way they are spread all over the country, having businesses and property, I don’t think IPOB knows what they are talking about.
“In any case, we say we’ll talk to them in the language that they understand. We’ll organise the police and the military to pursue them.”
Buhari’s comment did not sit well with Afenifere as they slammed him for being an unrepentant tribalistic leader. Secretary General of Afenifere, Chief Sola Ebiseni issued a statement that tackled Buhari.
The statement read: ”He is pathetically unschooled in the constitution which he often claims to guide him in spite of its manifest flaws, Even his latest appointment of the Chief of Army Staff, is flawed particularly on seniority,”
“The constitution never contemplates nor approves of the situation under Buhari where 90% of the commanding heights of the armed forces and security architecture will be from only northern Nigeria and only the two zones of North East and North West.
“In any case, anyone familiar with the history of Buhari leadership will appreciate that he is the only Nigerian leader, even among military Heads of state, whose government, himself, second in command as Chief of staff Supreme headquarters (Idiagbon) and top echelon were all northerners. It was after his death that many Nigerians knew Idiagbon was Fulani of Ilorin,”