Ohaneze Ndigbo identifies major problem with IPOB, others


Ohanaeze Ndigbo has said that the youth groups agitating for the sovereign state of Biafra lack experience.

This follows the attack on notable Igbo personalities, including a foremost lawyer, Prof. Ben Nwabueze; and a first republic minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi, who were attending an event organised by the Eastern Consultative Assembly in Enugu.

The pro-Biafran activists went on rampage and manhandled some of the dignitaries. 

Reacting on Saturday, the spokesman for Ohanaeze, Uche Achi-Okpaga, told the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to avoid playing into the hands of those who intended to hold Igbo down.

Addressing reporters on the matter, the Ohanaeze spokesman said the group was not in support of the attack on the Igbo elders.

According to him, the Enugu incident was caused by frustration on the part of the aggrieved youths.

Achi- Okpaga said, “The youth would always behave as such . Now , some sections of the country feel that the Igbo should not be allowed to rule the country.

“Instead of distrust and disrespect, the youth should see beyond their noses that there is a deliberate and well – orchestrated ploy to downgrade Ndigbo.

“However, our youths remain our children. No matter the degree of the attacks, they are our children.

“We are training them informally. They will soon become leaders or elders and would, as well, learn to bear with the youthful displays of their own children.”


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