The group further warned that the development will lead to the rejection of the ruling All Progressives Congress in the region as well as the downfall of its chieftains.
SEPA president, Ebere Uzoukwa, in a statement titled “President Buhari’s appointments and Ndigbo” pointed out that the appointments of Secretary to Government of Federation (SGF); Chief of Staff, Controller General of Customs and Immigration from the northern states has clearly proven that Buhari does not have any plan to include Ndigbo in his government.
Such mindset, it said, will resurrect Biafra agitation by Ndigbo.
The group said: “The South East progressives Assembly (SEPA) has observed with dismay the lopsided and the glaringly non-federal character compliant appointments so far made by President Mohammed Buhari since he assumed office as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces.
“Recall that President Buhari has vindictively disengaged about five persons from South East holding various plum positions at the federal establishments and hurriedly replaced them with his northern kinsmen.
“This is even as the furore generated by President Buhari over the alleged appointment of his cousin Mrs. Amina Zakari and brother Alhaji Daura as INEC acting chairman and Director of DSS respectively is still raging in the political arena.”
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SEPA warned: “The deliberate exclusion of the South East from President Buhari- led federal government portends grave implications.
“First, the resurrection of Biafra agitation by majority of Ndigbo. Secondly, total rejection of APC in the South East.
”Thirdly, political and fatal downfall of some APC leaders in South East.
“It is in view of the foregoing that SEPA sympathises with our political leaders in APC that not only campaigned vigorously for President Buhari but risked their precious lives to prevent electoral manipulation and rigging from the South East zone that could have returned the former president to office.
“We therefore use this medium to sympathize with Igbo APC political leaders in South East especially Gov. Rochas Okorocha, Chief Ogbonna Onu, Chief B. B Apugo, Sen. Chris Ngige, Chief George Moghalu Dr. Nyerere Anyim, Barr. Okey Ezea, Sen. Osita Izunaso and many others.
“We also admonish them not to despair even in the face of President Buhari’s disappointment and obvious hatred being meted out to Ndigbo”.
By Olumide Olaoluwa …