A former National Publicity Secretary of the
`Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, has described
President Muhammadu Buhari as an unpatriotic
Ibegbu alleged that Buhari was more patriotic and
loyal to Niger Republic than Nigeria, where he is the
Speaking exclusively with DAILY POST, the former
Ohanaeze spokesman, said Buhari would retire to
Niger Republic in 2023 due to his loyalty to the
Ibegbu noted that Buhari’s loyalty to Niger Republic
was behind the decision to construct a railway line
from Katsina State to Maradi.
He recounted how Buhari, during his tenure as
Military Head of State supported a candidate from
Niger Republic for a position of the African Union
Secretary General, ahead of a Nigerian.
Nigeria is currently constructing a 284 kilometers
standard gauge rail line enabling interconnectivity
between Nigeria and Niger Republic.
When completed, the railway line worth over $2
billion would connect Nigeria with countries in the
West Africa sub-region for the promotion of trade
However, Ibegbu said: “When he was the Military
Head of State, there was an opening for the
position of the Secretary of the African Union, and
instead of supporting his fellow compatriot, Peter
Ornu from Nigeria, he supported one Umaru, a
Fulani man from Niger Republic as the Head of
State of a country.
“So, his loyalty is not to Nigeria, but to Niger
Republic, and this is why he is building a rail line
worth $2billion from Katsina to Maradi.
“As soon as his tenure ends, he will return to his
country which is Niger Republic.
“Mind you, most of the people ruling us are not
Nigerians. Sani Abacha is not a Nigerian, he is from
Northern Cameroon. Gowon, Obasanjo, IBB, Gen
Abubakar are Nigerians but the others are not.”