Iwuanyanwu to Bichi Emir:Work with Sanusi for Kano’s unity …Says: Igbos love Buhari

Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has advised the new Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero to work closely with the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for the unity of the State.
Speaking when the Monarch from far away Kano State, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Owerri, the Imo State capital weekend, Iwuanyanwu said what Kano needs from all the Emirates Councils in the State is mutual relationship that transcends beyond politics. This he said, will foster unity and helps in economic prosperity of the State.
He debunked the insinuations held by some sections of the country that the Igbos hate President Muhammadu Buhari, saying rather the “Ndgbo” regards the president very high.
Chief Iwuanyanwu who was a former Chairman of FERMA noted that the Igbos did not hate the president but only want to be treated as integral part of the country.
Iwuanyanwu said, “Ndigbo do not hate President Buhari and we don’t also have anything against him. He is not corrupt. Nobody should tell me that Buhari is not fighting corruption. He introduced War Against Indiscipline in this country. His lifestyle is simple. But he thinks Ndigbo hate him. We don’t hate him.
“Ndigbo believe in what Buhari believes in — that corruption should be stopped. That’s why you can hardly see any Igbo man in the list of corrupt Nigerians or those being prosecuted by the EFCC for corruption. Though, we may have some cases of 419. But, look at the case where our country was defrauded to the tune of $9.6billion. You can’t find any Igbo man there because we believe in what Buhari believes.
The only thing Ndigbo want is to be given our due in the country. Anything that is due us, give it to us. When these things are not done and our people agitate for them, it looks as if Igbo hate Buhari”.
Iwuanyanwu, who described the Igbo as firm believers in Nigeria’s unity, said this was the reason they live in Kano State and every village in Nigeria.
He described late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero as a nationalist, who believed strongly in Nigeria’s unity, recalling his role in protecting the Igbo and their businesses during the crisis of in Kano.
“Emir Ado Bayero was my personal friend. When he was alive and whenever he came to Imo State, he would not want to stay in government house but would always want to stay in my house. We built very wonderful relationship until he died and he held me in very high esteem. Now his son has become the Emir of Bichi”, he said.
In response, Emir Bayero said he came to Imo to continue the relationship that existed between his late father, Alhaji Ado Bayero and Iwuanyanwu on one hand and the entire Ndigbo on the other hand as well tap from his wealth of experience.
“I cannot visit Imo without paying homage to Chief Iwuanyanwu. “He is like a father to us in the northern part and we respect him for that” he explaing

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