Nnamdi Kanu Leader Of The Indigenous People Of Biafra IPOB has made a claim that Oyigbo ought to be called Obigbo.
Nnamdi Kanu Posted On His Official Page saying that “It is #OBIGBO, not Oyigbo. Britain may have gotten away with planting the fake name Port Harcourt in our brains in place of the rightful name #IGWEOCHA
This time around we will not allow a bunch of badly educated people, full of self-hate, to change a name that has been in existence for over 5000 years.
Igbo people never changed the name of anybody’s town or village, therefore, nobody has the right to come to our land to give us a name that has no meaning.
The fact European Bible wrongly referred to it as #Jerusalem does not mean the original name #Yerushalayim is an attempt at land grab by the Jews of Israel but a reflection of historical reality.
You may call it #Rome but to Italians, the proper name is #Roma and that is what they call it to this day. You call it #Munich but the Bavarian owners of the land know and call it #Munchen.
To us the owners of the land in Igweocha, the correct name is OBIGBO, foreigners are free to call it Oyigbo if they like, it won’t change the identity of the people or originality of the name.