- Ohanaeze Ndigbo said both IPOB and MASSOB are agitating for a better Igboland with a different approach
- The Igbo socio-cultural organisation asked the federal government to dialogue with the two organisations
- Meanwhile, Ohanaeze said it has a duty to protect all Igbos
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has declared that it has the duty to protect all Igbos no matter their belief and aspiration.
This was disclosed by the spokesman, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, Punch reports.
He disclosed this while reacting to the plan by the United Kingdom to grant asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Ogbonnia urged the federal government to dialogue with IPOB and MASSOB, understand their grievances and find ways to get a better relationship.
“So Ohanaeze Ndigbo owes it a duty to protect the Igbo wherever they are, call it IPOB, call it MASSOB or whatever nomenclature that is used, it is a duty of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to protect the Igbo.
“IPOB approach of abusing everybody is the point of divergence but their grievances are very genuine. All the young people will graduate from universities, some make first class and are deprived of the opportunity of employment while somebody who barely passes, before you know, the person is giving a federal appointment. It is painful.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo noted that there were people who wanted to turn Igboland into an environment for terrorists’ activities.
Professor George Obiozor, the president-general of the group made the disclosure during a press conference on Monday, April 19, in Abuja.
Speaking in reaction to the recent violence in the southeastern states, Obiozor maintained that Igbos are builders and not nation breakers.
In other news, Ohanaeze Ndigbo expressed optimism that the southeast would get the presidency in 2023.
The group’s president-general, Prof. George Obiozor, stated this on Monday, April 19, at a press conference in Abuja.
Legit.ng gathered that he said their differences and divergent views would not rob the Igbo of the presidency in 2023.