…Says Igbo presidency a must in 2015
Philanthropist and Business Mogul Dr. Osmond Ukanacho Monday came down heavily on the past Nigerian Presidents describing them as tribal leaders and haters of the Igbo nation.
Ukanacho was speaking against backdrop of the take off of Akanu-Ibiam Airport Enugu as an international airport. The Chairman of Nucfam Group Ltd lauded the bold step taken by President Goodluck Jonathan in upgrading the airport to an international status. He demanded an unconditional apology to Ndigbo by past presidents of Nigerian whether military or civilian adding that the entire South East with the highest number of business men in Nigeria was hitherto completely landlocked courtesy of past Nigerian leaders.
Dr Ukanacho a Chieftain of the United Progressive Party ( UPP) revealed that the last international flight that touched down in the SouthEast was in January 1970-the aircraft that took the then Biafran leader Lt. Col. Emeka Ojukwu and his associates to Ivory Coast signaling the purported surrender of Biafra to the Nigerian nation. He regretted that since then, past Nigerian presidents had deliberately kept the region in the dark as a punishment to them for prosecuting a war against Nigeria. The president of OIU foundation for the poor and the less privileged said the commencement of the international flight operations at Enugu Airport which started last Saturday 24-2013 will open a window of opportunities for Ndigbo adding that Ethiopian Airline being African Airline knew why it accepted to perform the inaugural landing. According to him, Ethiopian Airline knows that the route is economically viable stressing that Ndigbo are the most traveled and most business oriented people in Africa. Dr. Ukanacho therefore urged Nigerians and indeed the Igbo nation to support the emergence of Nigerian president of Igbo extraction in 2015 as the surest way to heal the wounds inflicted on Ndigbo by past presidents of Nigeria. He said an Igbo presidency will open Onitsha and Oguta seaports, construct the second Niger bridge, create additional state in the South East, establish more federal presence in the East as it is in other regions of the country among others and at the same time have respect for other tribes of the nation