IPOB Should Apologise To South East Governors. -Ohanaeze

With the statement allegedly made by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra,

IPOB, that South East governors colluded with soldiers and Federal government to

carry out Operation Python Dance (Ekwu-Eke), in the region, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth

Council Worldwide, Sunday advised the group to apologise to all Igbo especially the

governors of the region. File: A protestor holds a banner in front of a Biafra flag as he

takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom

March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked

a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo / AFP Disclosing this in a statement he sent

to Vanguard, Mazi okechukwu Isiguzoro, President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council

Worldwide, said that the resolution of South-East governors, yesterday has put to rest the

hatred most Igbo have for them over their alleged involvement in the operation South East

states safest in Nigeria, Ohanaeze tells UK(Opens in a new browser tab) South East Governors

yesterday denied any complicity in the activities of Army’s Operation Python Dance in the

geopolitical zone. It was alleged that the operation led to the killing of members of the

proscribed group at Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State, home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on

September 2017. “But with their statement (South-East Govs) yesterday, they have been

cleared and vindicated”, Isiguzoro said. However, Isiguzoro commended the south-east

governors for banning herdsmen, cattle movement among communities. His words,

“ Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide described as timely the resolutions of the

expanded meeting of South East Governors, Security Agents and Stakeholders in Enugu

over the weekend. “It will solve the issue of insecurity brewing from suspected activities

of herdsmen and checkmating other forms of criminalities being perpetuated under the

guise of Cattle movement from one Community to another, which mostly has resulted to

the destruction of farm crops, raping Igbo mothers and daughters, kidnapping and other

nefarious activities. “We Urge Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria to educate

their members of the consequences and implications of being caught, Igbo youths will deal

with anyone caught flouting our governors rules. We urge our Youths to handover to security

agents any pastoralists caught. “South East Governors had been absolved and vindicated of

any involvement in the last operation Python Dance by the security agents. “Their resolution

has put to an end the suspicion brewing in some quarters over their alleged involvement in

the operation. “Now our governors are cleared and vindicated, IPOB should openly or secretly

apologize to the South East Governors and change tactics in their modus operandi for peaceful

co existence. “We equally Urge the newly inaugurated South East Security Committee led by

Maj. Gen Abel Obi Umahi, to engage the existing neighborhood watch across 95 LGAs of

South East and return the dreaded bakassi vigilante groups to compliment the effort of

security agents who may compromise when dealing with issues bothering on Herdsmen/farmers

clash because of tribal sentiments.

“We Urge the South East Governors to interface with President Muhammadu Buhari during

their proposed Visit to him and Security chiefs on issues of his unfulfilled 2015 electoral promise

of revamping the Enugu coal mine, the  implementation of the approval of rehabilitation of some

Federal Roads in the South East by the last Federal Executive Council, especially

Expansion/dualization of  Aba-ikot ekpene-Calabar Road,Abaomege/ Ugep road,

Umuahia-ikot Expene Road, Owerri/Umuahia Express Road,Ideato/Okigwe Road,

and speedy completion of Enugu pH Express Road(especially Aba-Ph axis), Completion

of Onitsha/Enugu Express Road,2nd Niger Bridge, and issues uncleared on insecurity

in the region. “We will not entertain any flimsy excuse from Ministry of Aviation on the

re-opening of Akanu ibiam Enugu Airport which is under renovation by December.

“We Urge the Hon Minister of Aviation Senator Hadi Sirika to upgrade the facilities

in the Airport to meet up with the standard of international Airport with night landing

facilities. “It will be a legacy Project of President Muhammadu Buhari under his ministry

to see that night activities resume in Enugu Airport during the re-opening of Enugu

Airport by first week of December, so that international flights that uses night landing

facilities can convey Igbo returning for Xmas vacation to connect to Enugu from any part of the World”


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