Igbo National Council (INC) listened with great surprise, the claims of President Goodluck Jonathan in his Minister of information Hon. Labran Maku in their midterm report address to Nigerians.
1. While we greatly appreciate the achievements of President Jonathan in combating terrorism in Northern part of the country, we do also wish encourage him and declare our support for him in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.
In view of the above, we urge the Federal Government to set-up a Special Panel to try and bring to book all security operatives who are found leaking information to terrorist groups. The leak of information to terrorist groups by security operatives or any citizen of Nigeria most be viewed as sabotage and threat to National Security and most not be condoled by the government but give the appropriate punishment to the culprit.
2. We note with dismay the claims of President Jonathan led administration on their achievements on Direct Investment, Youth Employment etc. these claims contradicts the realities on the ground. We wish to advice Mr. President to take pro-active steps on the area of Power Generation and Distribution as this is the main driver of the economy.
3. On The 2015 Nigeria President: The Igbo National Council (INC) in its last National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Asaba, Delta State on Sunday, June 2, 2013, the Council Constituted a Seven Man (7-man) High Powered Special Contact Committee with mandate to meet with the leadership of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and other similar groups in the country so as to work out terms of cooperation and persuade them to see the reasons there is urgent need for them to support the initiative and campaign for a Nigeria President of Igbo Extraction in 2015.
4. The Council’s National Executive Council (NEC) also resolved to organize an all embracing Igbo Political Summit by September 2013 to unveil the criteria for acceptance of candidate for the Presidential Race in 2015.