Igbos have no reason to separate from Nigeria —Obiozor

By AdvocateNews on 21/01/2021

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 356

Professor George Obiozor, Ohanaeze President General
Professor George Obiozor, Ohanaeze President General

President General (PG) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof. George Obiozor, has asked the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and all those championing the cause of separation from Nigeria to drop the idea, saying Igbos have no reason to separate from Nigeria.

He told the agitators to understand that Igbo nation was not at war with anyone or the rest of the country.

The Ohanaeze leader specifically warned Kanu against his agitation for Biafra as a separatist state, stressing that such demand was beyond him, noting that Ndigbo has nothing pending before any institutional authority that demands a separate existence from Nigeria.

Addressing a press conference at the Ohanaeze secretariat in Enugu Thursday the first since his election on January 10, 2021, Obiozor advised that all utterances and actions on account of Biafra must be avoided for diplomacy as a veritable tool.

He added: “Kanu is one of us and he must listen to some of us for several reasons. The fact and reality are that the issues of Biafra are above and beyond his capacity to decide. He must listen because he is one of us and we are all in this dilemma together. And our mutual and collective responsibilities are sacred and must be respected. Consequently, all actions or utterances that put Ndigbo in present and imminent danger or harm’s way must be avoided.”

The ex-envoy referred the agitators to a statement by the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu that the “bones shall rise”, stressing that by the statement, Ojukwu never meant conflict, violence, and war, but that “Ndigbo are builders and not nation wreckers or destroyers.”

He continued: “Ojukwu meant the return of the ‘can-do spirit of Ndigbo that turns difficulties into dividends’ and obstacles into opportunities. Therefore in this context and in the spirit of the times and collective interest of Ndigbo, I appeal to our son, Kanu – act well your part – for there your honour lies.”

Obiozor stated that what faces Ndigbo at the moment ought to transcend partisan politics, make-believe, rhetoric, propaganda, and shadow boxing, adding that time for reality anchored on ideal leadership had come for the people.

He said he did not vie for the topmost office of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisaton for self-aggrandizement, but to offer service at one of the most critical time in Nigeria’s history.

Taking a critical look at the challenges facing Igbo in the country, the don said security had become a compelling primary responsibility and of serious concern to Ndigbo, having exposed them to physical violence, attack and destruction of their houses or properties at the slightest crisis in any part of the federation, promising that his administration would address the issue headlong.

On the economy, he stated that Ndigbo had not been found lazy, but have thrived on individual achievements, assuring that a new era of collective efforts was about to start with the AlaIgbo Stabilisation Fund.

Posted 21/01/2021 9:37:20 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Banditry: Katsina police arrest 50, rescue 220 cows...

Serial killer, Gracious David-West sentenced to death by...

Police nab five for stealing church musical instruments...

Lai Mohammed to appear in court over N2.5bn...

Enugu Guber Tussle, CCT Trial: Ekweremadu congratulates Ugwuanyi,...

EFCC arrests Jonathan’s ex-SGF, Pius Anyim

2019: PDP zoned VP slot to South-East –...

“My life is in danger” , IBB’s spokseman,...

Magu speaks! 'Nigerians must own the war against...

NASS postpones resumption

36,199 Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia for 2019...

Oyigbo: Soldiers killed 20 in Rivers community –...

 

Latest News Kogi Assembly: INEC issues Certificate of Return to PDP’s Enefola How Boko Haram insurgents ‘attempted’ to invade Borno town – Army Terkula Suswam, ex-Benue Gov’s brother assassinated Youths beat Kogi Pastor to coma for denying masquerade access to church Obiora Okonkwo, United Nigeria Airline founder joins Anambra guber race Again, Niger bandits kidnap passengers in three buses SEEDS OF DESTINY MARCH 3, 2021: YOU MUST LIVE Southern states dismiss blockade, North food traders insist on strike BREAKING: Kidnapped Zamfara schoolgirls released — Matawalle Afenifere, Gani Adams, Igboho lead campaign against beef consumption Zamfara Governor under pressure to name Jangebe schoolgirls’ abductors, sponsors Sowore storms court with witch doctor

 

Most Read I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (57,071 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (43,434 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (37,698 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (36,125 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (36,058 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (35,743 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (35,094 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (34,880 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (34,281 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (34,186 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (32,392 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (29,945 views)

 

SECTIONS FAITH (75) EDITORIAL (14) NEWS (4,648) POLITICS (480) SOCIETY (125) SPORTS (41) BUSINESS (343) HEALTH (48) EDUCATION (42) ENTERTAINMENT (31) INTERNATIONAL (138) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (39) LETTERS (3) OPINION (28)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.