By Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”A coalition of civil society groups in the South East have declared their support for â€œthe Office of the National Chairman of the Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party, PDP,â€ currently occupied by Prince Vincent Ogbulafor.
The groups were of the opinion that those spoiling for war to take over Ogbulaforâ€™s seat â€œare enemies of Ndigbo, out to ridicule the race in the name of seeking relevance.â€
The groups, after theirÂ meeting in Owerri, frowned at the constant squabbles among Ndigbo over any position zoned to the South East.
National chairman of South East Peopleâ€™sÂ Assembly, SEPA, Chief Canice Nwachukwu, who spoke on behalf of 16 others, regretted that Ndigbo have not managed well, positions allotted them since the return of democracy in 1999.
He cited the Senate Presidency, which saw five occupants of Igbo extraction, whereas other zones were more matured in keeping theirs.
Chief Nwachukwu said information available to the groups indicate that some powerful politicians were recruiting some Igbo renegades to destabilize the administration of Prince Ogbulafor.
He alleged that the sponsors of the allegations against Ogbulafor were afraid of internal democracy and want to impose their candidates ahead of the 2011 general elections.
Chief Nwachukwu said although they were not politicians, they would not stand by and watch an Igboman disgraced out of office, unjustly.