EndSARS: Ohanaeze condemns burning of Nnamdi Azikiwe’s statue in Onitsha

EndSARS: Ohanaeze condemns burning of Nnamdi Azikiwe’s statue in Onitsha

- Ohaneze Ndigbo youths fault the burning of the statue of late elder statesman, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe

- President of the group, Arthur Obiora described the incident as a desecration

- Obiora said it was time for law and order to be restored in the country

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The burning of the statue of late elder statesman, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, in Onitsha during the recent EndSARS protest has been condemned by the Ohaneze Ndigbo youth worldwide.

Some protesters had said the late elder statesman, Nnamdi Azikiwe was partly responsible for the trouble of the Igbo people because of his one Nigeria stand.

But the president of Ohaneze Ndigbo youth worldwide, Arthur Obiora said the burning of the statue was a desecration against Azikiwe, This Day reported.

EndSARS: Ohanaeze condemns burning of Nnamdi Azikiwe’s statue in Onitsha
Ohaneze Ndigbo youths say it is wrong for protesters to have burnt Nnamdi Azikiwe’s statue. Photo credits: Opera news
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He said:

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“Those who burnt the statue of Zik in Onitsha did not show respect to Igbo, the West would never do such to the statue of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo.”

Obiora who said he supports the protest against police brutality called for calm and restoration of law and order in the country.

He also commended the federal government for accepting and granting the five demands of the young people during the protests.

Obiora commiserated with families who lost loved ones as well as those who suffered economic loss due to vandalism and looting.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian government has said the EndSARS protest was hijacked by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other secessionists.

The National Economic Council (NEC) made the statement shortly after its emergency meeting in Abuja on Monday, October 26, Daily Trust reported.

The NEC which is chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo blamed secessionists for continually hijacking demonstrations and causing mayhem and lawlessness across the country.

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In another news, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has declared that the demonstration against the brutality of the police, EndSARS, was politically motivated.

Speaking on Channels TV's Sunrise Daily on Tuesday morning, October 27, the governor berated the protesters for not having a central leadership, adding that political profiteers are benefiting from it.

Bello questioned why the protesters did not vacate the street after the federal government granted their demand.

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