President – General of the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, has made a statement saying that people, especially the youths, misunderstand the action of the South-East Governors in proscribing activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The organization has claimed to have saved thousands of lives by that decision following clashes between IPOB members and Service men of the Nigerian Army that could have led to a major blood bath in the region.
Speaking from the Abia State Capital, Umuahia, Nwodo emphasized that the South East Governors took action “out of a genuine desire to safeguard the lives of young people.” He also noted that, “that was what the governors did and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo is happy with the wisdom showed by our governors. I am particularly pleased with the foresight of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for timely imposition of a curfew in the commercial city of Aba.” “By that singular action, several lives were saved, and it helped to calm the tension down. Governor Ikpeazu, you are a wise man and we are grateful to you.”
The Ohanaeze Leader stressed that the South Easterners are not at all happy with their position in the country but maintained that the use of agitation to achieve Biafra was not in the interest of the Ndigbo saying “we should forget Biafra and insist on restructuring.”