The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has condemned the acts of the Governor of Anambra state, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, describing it as a betrayal to the Igbos at home and in diaspora.
The group also berated other governors in the South East state claiming that they were adopting deceitful measures and political manipulation ahead of the election.
WIC lamented over the attitude of Igbo political leaders whom they alleged have become instruments of destruction by those who do not wish to see the Igbo given their due honor and pride of place in the Nigerian experiment.
The group’s Public Relations Officer, Hon Basil Onwukwe shared his concern over the political atmosphere in the country on Thursday via a statement.
He opined that instability in Igboland is the reason the leadership space is being held by gullible and self-serving individuals.
Onwukwe, “Now it has become clear to Ndiigbo that Governor Chukwuma Soludo has jettisoned his mission of solving Anambra issues for a mission to rubbish the people he campaigned to serve. The Diaspora Igbo who rooted and worked for his 2021 election to become the governor of Anambra State feel betrayed by his senseless attempt to deliver the Igbo to their adversaries on a platter.
“Diaspora Igbo who saw the emergence of gov Soludo as a blessing for the Igbo nation, especially at this time when oneness of purpose is desired across southeastern state lines, now see otherwise.
“The overzealousness of Igbo governors to impress the Nigerian political caliphates in Abuja has destroyed Igbo political class. This dereliction of duty has caused a serious leadership vacuum in Igboland, where the politicians have become emasculated by the same political contraptions prescribing service to a horse race at the detriment of the Igbo people.
Speaking further, the group compared Soludo’s actions towards the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi to what Hope Uzodinma of Imo State did to Hon Emeka Ihedioha.
“This spurious act from Governor Chukwuma Soludo to wreak havoc against his kinsman is what governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State did to Hon Emeka Ihedioha accusing him of rejecting the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, while as siting governor all he is doing is flaring nerves against his political opponents,” the statement added.