Pan Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has appealed to the Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, to rethink its seven-day sit-at-home directive which coincided with the Anambra governorship election.
IPOB had just lately resolved to look at a seven-day sit-at-home within the South-East from November 5 to November 10 until the Federal Authorities launched its chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from from custody on or earlier than November 4, 2021.
In a press release by its Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Chief Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze stated;
“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide pleads with the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) to rethink the 7 days’ sit-at-home order within the South-East of Nigeria from November 5 to November 11.
“That is to allow the Governorship election for Anambra State scheduled for November 6 to carry.
“You will need to notice that Anambra State is the financial reside wire of the South East with a powerful regular development trajectory.
“As an illustration, Anambra State showcases the most effective rural highway community and rural group growth within the South East if not in whole Nigeria.
“Anambra is house to the best variety of small, medium, and huge scale industries within the South East.Most just lately, Anambra has added a cargo airport to its useful resource base.
“Above all, Onitsha is the most important market in West Africa. The above illustration implies that Anambra State is the melting pot of Igbo merchants and artisans.
“It stands to purpose that Anambra is the massive Iroko tree that gives a shade for many Igbos. Other than the shade, it additionally hosts the quite a few birds that perch on the branches.
“Subsequently any hurt to the Iroko tree will create untold disastrous chain reactions and disaster for the Igbo.
“Whereas pleading with the IPOB to rescind the Lockdown plan, Ohanaeze Ndigbo requests the Chairman, Southeast Governors Discussion board, and the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi to convene an emergency assembly of Igbo stakeholders and the Youth Leaders to deal with the legitimacy disaster within the South East, particularly because it pertains to the Anambra State election and the political answer for the discharge of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“You will need to level out that one of many causes of the disaster of confidence within the South-East is due to the yawning hole between the Youths and certainly the lots, on one facet and the political leaders on the opposite.
“Subsequently, the management of the varied youth teams shouldn’t be excluded in any assembly geared toward resolving the present crises in Igbo Land. In different phrases, the Youths need to be absolutely satisfied of our dedication to their plight.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo reiterates its solidarity with any group that protests the Igbo alienation within the undertaking Nigeria with warning for restraint, maturity, and knowledge.
“It’s primarily based on the foregoing that Ohanaeze adopts the philosophy of dialogue, negotiations in coalition with different involved teams that comprise the Southern and Center Belt Management Discussion board led by Chief E Ok Clark.
“It’s also lamentable that the burial ceremony for the Afara Ukwu born Chief Mrs. Victoria Aguiyi Ironsi, slated for November 5 in Umuahia, Abia State could also be drastically affected by the prevailing Igbo social local weather. Basic JTU Aguiyi Ironsi represents so many issues to the Igbo and we owe his soul an obligation.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willy Obiano to convene a joint assembly of the Anambra State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief Emeka Udodeme and the Affiliation of City Union (ASATU) led by Barr. Titus Akpudo to activate conferences in all of the 181 cities of Anambra State.”