The Ohaneze Ndigbo which is an apex body of the Igbo socio-cultural group, has stated that the people of the South East region of Nigeria will not be living the country for nobody.
The group’s spokesperson, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, said that the Igbos have been co-owners of Nigeria before and after independence and as such it made no sense for them to go anywhere, as reported by the Vanguard.
“How and why should we leave Nigeria and for who? For settlers or foreigners? No way. We partly own Nigeria and instead of leaving it, settlers and foreigners will leave it for us,” Ibegbu noted.
He went on to ask seperatist and pro-biafra agitators to cancel that dream of separation but but instead channel their energies into social, economic and structural justice for people of the South East region.
He added that what the Igbos have been clamouring for over the years is an equal playing field for all Nigerians irrespective of tribe or ancestry.
Basil Onuorah, leader of the new group revealed that the group had already been registered at the corporate affairs commission and was ready to execute a mandate that sees to it that Igbos get their fair share in the Nigerian state.
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