- “Who told you all the people in IPOB want secession? They want justice“
Renowned South East sociopolitical group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said actualisation of an Igbo presidency is the major focus of the group as 2023 draws closer.
George Obiozor, president-general of the group made this known when he featured on an Arise TV programme on Tuesday.
He said it was time the pendulum of power swung the way of the Igbo, saying 2023 was the perfect time for emergence of President from south east.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo leader said the group is ready to negotiate with other regions to ensure the agenda comes to reality .
“We support Igbo president with open arms. It is the most important thing that will happen to Igbos. Finally, it is our turn. And we are going to work it so hard,” Obiozor said
“We will talk to other parts of Nigeria to give us a chance. Because it is right, reasonable, deserving and timely. It is wonderful to consider it done by this time. Igbo presidency is our agenda.”
Obiozor also said it is not all members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that are agitating for balkanization of Nigeria.
He noted for many of them their agitations were spurred by artificial obstacles that hindered them from certain aspirations and also by marginalisation and deprivation that the Igbo are suffering.
“Who told you all the people in IPOB want secession? They want justice. Just like the rest of Igbos”, Obiozor said.
“They want the country’s attention to the relative deprivation that Igbos are facing; to the glass ceilings that prevent Igbos from certain goals within their own country. That’s what IPOB and Biafra people are talking about.”
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