Ohaneze Ndigbo reveals alliance with Yoruba leaders, speaks on issue of diplomacy

- Ohaneze Ndigbo said its people will not go to war again

- Chief Nwodo said they would always employ diplomacy

- He said part of this is the alliance with Yoruba leaders

The Ohaneze Ndigbo has said that Igbos will no longer use war to resolve conflict in the country but will employ diplomacy.

The Punch reports that Chief Nnia Nwodo who is the president-general of the apex Igbo group stated this at the 2018 Igbo International Leadership and Good Governance Retreat held at Abagana, Anambra state.

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The event was organised by the World Igbo Leadership Council and the World Igbo Information and Communication Network

Nwodo said that although Igbos were facing marginalisation in the country the best way to resolve it will be through intelligence.

He insisted that never again will Igbos send their men to the war front as a means of solving their problems.

He said: “The military created states and local governments and gave the North the highest numbers, not because our population was the smallest, but just part of the marginalisation.

“But we should be patient and continue to do what we have already started, knowing that the battle is no longer the type that will be fought with guns, but using intelligence.

“We have suffered so much and that is why we should apply diplomacy. One of such diplomatic moves is the planned handshake across the Niger in which Igbo leaders will be dialoguing with Yoruba leaders in Enugu in the coming week."

Meanwhile, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is the best person to hand over power to Igbos in 2019 and urged them to support him in 2019.

Anthony Sani who is the secretary-general of the group spoke with The Sun where he said the Ohaneze may have endorsed President Buhari for 2019.

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