Igbo youths participating in Biafra agitation are jobless - Chief Ezeonwuka
- Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka called on IPOB youths not to stop the upcoming Anambra election
- He said joblessness was one of the reason for the agitation
- He said they do not have the right to do so as it was undemocratic
A member of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Board of Trustees, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has called on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra not to scuttle the forthcoming November 18 elections in Anambra.
NAN reports that Ezonwuka told newsmen in Oba, Idemili South Council on Wednesday that the no-election-in-Anambra song by the agitators was both illogical and out of tune with modern reality.
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He said it would amount to cutting off one’s nose to spite his face, as not holding the election would further worsen the plight of not just the agitators but the innocent people in Anambra.
He said: “The call for no election lacks sense. It is not in tandem with modern world, especially in democratic societies.
“Why will you destroy what you already have because of what you are looking for? Just like cutting off your nose
“What are they even clamouring for? If it is Biafra, they already have it because their councillors, local government chairmen, even governors are their own people.
“What they (IPOB) should be doing now is to see how they can add value to the economic, political and security well-being of the region rather than disturbing the businesses and peace of their brothers and sisters.”
Ezeonwuka, who is the founder of Ogirisi Foundation, a sociocultural group, blamed the army of youths available for IPOB agitations and rallies on joblessness.
The cultural leader said successive government had been unfair to the youths through their inability to provide business and economically viable environment for them to be gainfully busy.
He said that if the youths calling for Biafra and agitating against democratic election had something to keep them economically busy, they would not abandon it.
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“What you see is a sign of frustration; they (youths) have been deprived of their rights by governments in the South-East.
“My opinion is that leaders in the zone should not just talk with the youths but devise a way to build the regional economy for youths just like Taiwan is a big economy under China,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Chief Edozie Madu who is the national chairman of the Independent Democrats lashed out at Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB for saying elections will not hold in Anambra.
Kanu and his group had insisted that the governorship election scheduled for November 18 will not hold but The Punch reports that Chief Madu said they had no right to say so.
He spoke on Tuesday, August 8, while inaugurating the party’s women league and a 10-man committee in the state ahead of the governorship election in the state.
Watch a Legit.ng TV video below of Nnamdi Kanu speaking about his Biafra agitation.