IWA SEEKS FAIR DEAL FOR IGBO IN JONATHAN'S GOVT
By Emeka Aginam
The Igbo World Assembly, IWA, the global union that represents all the Igbo organisations in the diaspora, has called for the inclusion of the Igbos in the formation of the new government, led by President Goodluck Jonathan.
IWA, which works closely with Ohanaeze Ndigbo as the mouthpiece of Ndigbo worldwide, in a statement jointly signed by Dr. Nwachukwu Anakwenze, President-General, and Mr. Oliver Nwankwor, Secretary-General, urged President Jonathan to give the Igbos their fair share in the distribution of federal and national appointment.
IWA said: 'Mr. President, the Igbos are humbly requesting for commensurate rewards for our efforts.
'IWA has heard that the Peoples Democratic Party, after receiving over five million votes delivered by governors and people of the South-East, has decided to reward Ndigbo with inconsequential position of Secretary to the Federal Government.'
' The largest ethnic group in Nigeria and Africa, with over 50 million people resident in every Local Government Area in Nigeria, has been told that they will not be the Number 1 (President), or Number 2 (Vice President), or Number 3 (Senate President) or Number 4 (Speaker of the House of Representatives). Even the position of the Chairman of the party has been taken away from the SE zone also.
'Our leaders never got any commitments from the PDP regarding the role of the Igbos in President Jonathan_led PDP government before delivering over 90% support in each state of Ala Igbo.