- The president-general, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nwodo, has allegedly advised Ndigbo to abandon the agitation for a sovereign Biafran state
- Nwodo described the Biafra struggls as a ‘tall order’, and told Igbos to push for the country to be restructured instead
- He further urged members of the outlawed IPOB group, to tone down their fiery rhetoric, as he stated that nothing could be solved by using hate speech
Members of the Igbo ethnic group have allegedly been advised by Chief John Nwodo, president-general, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to abandon the struggle for Biafra and push for restructuring.
According to reports, Nwodo allegedly made his comments at the third inauguration of the state and local government executives, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Abia state chapter, on Thursday, October 5.
NAIJ.com gathers that Nwodo allegedly described the struggle for Biafra as a ‘tall order’ which would hamper the political relationship between Ndigbo and other ethnic groups in the country.
He also reportedly stated that Biafra was not in the overall interest of Ndigbo; hence, he advised his kinsmen to abandon the struggle and push for the restructuring of the country instead.
Nwodo also cautioned members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), telling them to tone down their rhetoric, as he stressed that nothing could be solved through hate speech.
He stated: “We should forget Biafra and insist on restructuring. We must seek for peaceful ways of resolving the issues.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, John Nnia Nwodo, gave various reasons why Igbo indigenes feel marginalized by the Nigerian federal government.
While delivering a speech at Chatham House, London, Nwodo explained how the Igbos have carried scars from the coup and counter coup of 1966, which eventually led to the Civil War.
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