A chieftain of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo social-cultural group, Chuks Ibegbu has alleged what President Muhammadu Buhari will likely do when his tenure expires in 2023.
Ibegbu who spoke on Sunday described President Buhari as an unpatriotic Nigerian.
According to him, the incumbent leader was more patriotic and loyal to the Niger Republic than to Nigeria where he is the president.
Naija News understands that the former Ohanaeze spokesman alleged President Buhari would retire to the Niger Republic in 2023 due to his loyalty to the neighbouring country.
Ibegbu maintained his claim, noting that it was in this interest that Buhari constructed a railway line from Katsina State to Maradi.
He recounted how Buhari, during his tenure as Military Head of State-supported a candidate from the Niger Republic for a position of the African Union Secretary General, ahead of a Nigerian.
Nigeria is currently constructing a 284 kilometres standard gauge rail line enabling interconnectivity between Nigeria and the Niger Republic.
When completed, the railway line worth over $2 billion would connect Nigeria with countries in the West Africa sub-region for the promotion of trade and commerce.
“When he was the Military Head of State, there was an opening for the position of the Secretary of the African Union, and instead of supporting his fellow compatriot, Peter Ornu from Nigeria, he supported one Umaru, a Fulani man from Niger Republic as the Head of State of a country,” Ibegbu noted in the interview with Daily Post.
He added: “So, his loyalty is not to Nigeria, but to Niger Republic, and this is why he is building a rail line worth $2billion from Katsina to Maradi.
“As soon as his tenure ends, he will return to his country which is Niger Republic.
“Mind you, most of the people ruling us are not Nigerians. Sani Abacha is not a Nigerian, he is from Northern Cameroon. Gowon, Obasanjo, IBB, Gen Abubakar are Nigerians but the others are not.”
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