By Providence Emmanuel
No matter how they try, the Igbo are unlikely to achieve their aim of producing the president of Nigeria, according to Professor Nabi Coz Chaim Nwoye of Hebrew History and Etymology Department of Corner Stone University, Jerusalem.
The Igbo, he said, can only be president of Biafra if it ever becomes a reality. “Igbo man can only be a president of Biafra. I do not see the Igbo in the Presidency of Nigeria. Any Igbo man who wishes to contest to be president of Nigeria is on his own. There will be no room for the Igbo man in the Presidency of Nigeria”, Nwoye, also the leader (Chief Rabbi) of Jewish Bet Knesset in Africa and hails from Ebonyi State, told Sunday Vanguard.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had only recently called for the concession of the presidency of Nigeria in 2019 to the Igbo of the South-East as it is the only geo-political zone in the country that is yet to produce the president.
Speaking on the agitation for Biafra by some elements in the South-East, the professor ruled out the actualisation of the move unless it was supported by world powers like the United States, China, Germany and Israel.
The Chief Rabbi said Nigeria needs a revolution to ensure that those who looted the nation’s treasury are made to pay for it.