According to the elder statesman, the continuous killing of Ndigbo in the country were clear indications that they were no longer needed in Nigeria.
In an interview with Vanguard, Ezeife said the current government had never offered job to people from the southeast region
He said, “Igbo people are not building everywhere for nothing, it is our culture and tradition. There is an Igbo adage which says, “Ebe onye bi ka ona awachi” (where you live, you mend). Essentially, where you live you build, where you live you take care of the interest of that place.
“So, if you push the Igbo out of Nigeria like Buhari is doing, pushing Ndigbo hard to leave Nigeria, and then he turns back to say that the unity of Nigeria is not negotiable, what kind of nonsense is that? You are pushing some parts of Nigeria out of Nigeria and you are turning around to extol the unity of Nigeria.
“First, he swore the oath to protect and defend the constitution, he is not defending the constitution, he is not offering any job to people from the Southeast.
“That is called denial, he is corrupting the constitution through the appointments he is making and the best policy Buhari is known for is anti-corruption policy.
“He is corrupting the policy he rolled out in many ways. One of these is unfairness in the distribution of jobs. As I am talking to you now, people sit in national security council of Nigeria, the Igbo are described as one of the third legs of the tripod in Nigeria, not one Igbo is in the national security council.
“You don’t kill people and expect them to be with you. The Nigerian Army massacred our people in Aba, they also massacred our people who carried the Bible to go and do memorial service in Onitsha area.
“Fulani herdsmen went and killed our people in Enugu. Olisa Metuh was going to court handcuffed when people who have greater charges against them, were swaggering into the court. What are you telling his people?
“So, please, I am no longer interested in blaming Buhari, all I am interested now is asking Nigerians from all parts of the country to pray for Buhari because he is the President. May God give him the idea to change; may God direct him to the right path of Nigeria’s developmental governance.”