A frontline public intellectual and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State, Chief Dan Ulasi has accused the governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi of presenting himself as a willing tool to elements outside the Igbo nation to serve as a “destabilizing tool” against the quest of the Southeast to produce Nigeria’s next president.
Chief Ulasi who featured on AIT current affairs morning programme, Kaakaki on Monday morning decried the tactics of the Ebonyi governor whom he accused of being “arrogant” and “disrespectful” to the Igbo people.
Chief Ulasi who expressed disappointment at the decision of Umahi to resort to “calling elders of Ebonyi State names” stating that if indeed Governor Umahi had any evidence of untoward actions against the former President of the Senate, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, former governor of Ebonyi, Dr. Sam Egwu and Senator Obinna Ogba, he could explored classified channels of communication to reach the present and security agencies instead of making wild allegations against them on National Television.
Speaking on the agitation of the Igbo to produce the next President of Nigeria, Chief Ulasi posited that the Igbo nation has numerous sons and daughter who are highly qualified to be elected Nigeria President, but he stated that the journey to the Presidency would involve consensus building and “reaching out” to other sections on the country.
He regretted that the manner Governor Umahi was going about his ambition was capable of sabotaging the interest of the Southeast as he (Umahi) would eventually be used to truncate the interest of the Igbo people.
Ulasi called on Nigerian leaders of all nationalities to be more patriotic and see to the proper restructuring of Nigeria as the only panacea to pulling the country out from the brink of “becoming like Iraq and Venezuela.”