The Nationwide Youth Chief of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Engr Damian Okafor, on Wednesday stated that President Mohammadu Buhari can’t come to Igboland and listen to all the issues of the area and nonetheless depart with out offering an answer particularly to the killings of residents by herders.
The group made this identified by way of a press release signed by the management of Ohanaeze Ndigbo youths and forwarded to DAILY POST in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
The assertion reads partly: “The August go to of the President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Igbo Land in Imo State. I wish to admire the Almighty God for maintaining us alive within the face of daunting safety challenges which have affected our expensive nation.
“Our area (south east) has survived one of the gory and grisly civil wars within the historical past of mankind. Based mostly on the realities of unfolding occasions, the struggle was suspended however not ended. The Marginalization of Ndigbo has confirmed to us that we’re having fun with a digital relationship with the those that have promised to place the previous behind.
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“A scenario the place an Igbo Man is just not thought-about worthy to be appointed into key safety constructions (Service Chiefs) of this nation even when the area has fallen beneath a continuing assault, Primary infrastructural improvement of the area has been uncared for by the central authorities on the peril of our Governors, when the federal character fee that’s supposed to make sure the equitable distribution of job alternatives to all nooks and crannies of the nation seems to be working in opposition to the Igbo nation.
“We’re always accused of such crimes that we don’t have the capacities to commit; the worst of all of it is when it has been established that the Igbo nation resides in existential menace, we didn’t solely put our solely hope on God however we additionally imagine that this golden alternative along with your Excellency, the President will assist us tackle among the points.
“It’s believed that Mr President can’t come to the Igbo Land, hear all our issues and depart us with no answer particularly within the carnage being perpetrated by the herders, the exclusion of the IGBOS in service chiefs appointment, the underdevelopment of Igbo Nation, the excessive charge of unemployment amongst Igbo Youths, the socioeconomic struggle in opposition to the Igbo nation; amongst different issues.
“Allow us to as soon as once more rekindle our hope and imagine within the phrase of God which says that “To the residing, there may be hope”. Ndigbo ought to have a greater discount than secession. A scenario the place our brothers and sisters within the northern communities particularly the town of Jos that was just lately beneath ruthless assault have refused to return again house even when the delegations from the southeast have approached them to return again ought to be a factor of concern to all of us.
“Persevering with the violent agitations is endangering thousands and thousands of Ndigbo residing outdoors the Igbo Land. Each IGBO man’s life Issues on this vital time that the enemies of Ndigbo have sworn to speculate closely to make sure that the ever rising inhabitants of Ndigbo is commuted and abated.”