Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the leading sociocultural organization of the Igbo people, has criticized the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele’s suspension and called it “ethnic cleansing.”
Emefiele’s suspension did not adhere to due process, according to a statement made on Saturday by Mazi Chima Uzor, Director of National Interest Matters for Ohanaeze.
Uzor stated that the development was part of President Bola Tinubu’s administration at alienating Ndigbo from public offices.
“This is nothing but a witch hunting directed at the Igbos for no other reason other than they dared to oppose the new administration in the last general elections.
“We are therefore asking President Bola Tinubu to beware of starting his administration with actions capable of driving an already shaking nation into chaos.
“He should be humble enough to rescind this unpopular decision and allow Dr Emefiele to complete his term as the governor of the apex bank instead of rocking the boat and destroying all the reforms that were carried out by the CBN under Emefiele’s leadership,” he advised.