The World Igbo Congress (WIC) does not agree with the belief of the Igbo leaders in the existence of Nigeria as an indivisible entity.
In a statement made available to the Guardian yesterday, the organization argued that it is misleading and counterproductive for the leadership to insist that no matter what, the Igbos remain in Nigeria.
The group said: “It has shown that our elite are insensitive to the aspirations of our general population. The number of Igbo youth abducted from various State Service Department (DSS) prisons in Nigeria should bother our leaders. “
The executive’s appetite for an Igbo-extracted president in Nigeria’s current configuration is another suicide mission, of the kind that swallowed up the Major-General, the statement said. Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi before the Civil War.
He added that the Igbo had used enough of their blood to settle Nigeria’s “experimental” marriage celebrated by the British in 1914.
“What is happening now in Anambra is the government’s plot to replicate what happened in Imo State which inducted the destabilization of Alaigbo,” WIC said.
In a notice of convocation and invitation to the planned gathering of leaders from the Southeast, including leaders of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional, religious and political groups, Umahi informed the governors of Abia, Anambra, Enugu and Imo that the October 5 meeting address very pressing issues.
Tomorrow’s meeting, which is being held in Enugu, will allow, in addition to discussing the problems of insecurity ravaging the South-East, to seek alternative strategies to curb the excesses of discontented young people and ensure that the November 6 election in Anambra Governorate does not happen by chance.
WORRIED by the growing wave of insecurity in the South East, the Igbo National Movement (INM) tasked the five governors to show leadership in strengthening the security architecture in the region to save lives and property.
In a statement yesterday, the Coordinator, Anthony Okolo; Youth leader, Shawn Eneja; legal advisor, Eze Eluche; media advisor, Peter Kalu; and the director of mobilization, Onyema Uche, said the violence in the region was a sign of leadership failure.
The statement reads: “The recent wave of violence in the South East region, particularly Anambra State, over the past few days is both a sign of leadership failure and / or a telltale sign of state failure. . ”
The group was particularly upset by the murder of Professor Dora Akunyili’s widower, who called for urgent attention.
“The murder of Dr Chike Akunyili, along with nearly a dozen others, in a single day around Nkpor, in Anambra State, marks, more than any recent event, the height of insecurity. in the South East.