The President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, , has declared that Igbos feel unwanted in Nigeria.
Nwodo explained that the feel is due to the marginalisation of the people from the South Eastern part of the country.
Addressing journalists in Porrt Harcourt, Rivers State, Nwodo said, “Our people feel unwanted in the Nigerian federation; our people feel ill-treated.”
He noted that the Igbo race had been seen as “being incompetent, incapable, or unreliable of being vested with the headship of any of the security agencies in Nigeria.”
Nwodo said, “Under the constitution of Nigeria, you have freedom of expression and freedom of association. If somebody says he wants Biafra, he is free to say so as long as he is saying it in a legitimate way. He can take his petition to the National Assembly.
“He can have a plebiscite, if he wins, fine, if he doesn’t win, he takes it like that. The fact that we, their fathers, have not joined them should give a signal to Nigeria that they have not yet become so popular to carry us along and that this matter can be addressed politically.
“There has been several failed negotiations which the federal government publicly admitted and millions of naira lost.
Nwodo urged the Igbo race to see themselves as special people like the Jews “who through dint of hard work transformed the desert to an arable land despite all their travails and security concerns.”
Relatively, the Ohanaeze President-General urged the Federal Government to pay the necessary attention to pro-Biafra groups in order to end agitation for Biafra.
Credit: Daily Post
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