Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari is responsible for agitation in the South-East and not Igbo leaders.
Buhari had during his Independence Day speech expressed disappointment in some South East leaders over the agitation by “hot headed” youths from the region.
But, reacting to Buhari’s claim, Ohanaeze stressed that the President should be held responsible because he implements policies against the Igbo people.
Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary, Prince Uche Achi Okpaga, who made the remark also stated that Buhari started hate speech in Nigeria.
He described the policies of the Buhari-led Federal Government as lopsided, sentimental and sectional.
Okpaga advised the Bubari, All Progressives Congress, APC-led Federal Government to always take responsibility for the current situation in the country.
According to Okpaga, “The issue is that the Buhari administration has always found one excuse or the other for the challenges facing the country.
“They have never taken responsibility before (because) they were not prepared to rule Nigeria.
“Hate speech started from Buhari and he has continued to implement policies against the existence of Ndigbo.
“The agitations did not come from oblivion; it is part of his policies which I describe as sentimental and lopsided.
“These policies had over time fuelled agitations and so, he should not blame Igbo leaders but his administration.
“We blame the agitation on his administration and not Igbo leaders.”