Easter: Don’t leave Lagos, Ohanaeze tells Ndigbo
Igbo apex cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has felicitated with Ndigbo worldwide, wishing them the peace that comes with Christ’s glorious resurrection through the power of the risen Messiah.
In his Easter message, the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, urged Ndigbo to be their brothers’ keeper, especially those in Lagos State, where there are threats of attack to seize/confiscate their houses/properties.
“The message reads: “We urge Ndigbo not to leave Lagos for anybody or any reason, regardless of the amount of threats of attacks and further arson, including the threat to seize/confiscate their houses from the Lagos traditional stool, especially by those who ought to protect them, we must remain strong, vigilant and resolute in line with the Igbo adage, “Oke anaghị eri ihe onye mụ anya”.
“In line with Igbo ethos, especially “Onye aghala nwanne ya”, we urge Ndigbo in Lagos to be their brother’s keeper by not abandoning the Eze Igbo of Ajao Estate, Lagos whose only offence was to speak “hoo!haa!” by voicing out the frustrations his Igbo kiths and kin were passing through in Lagos with their lives and businesses under continued and well-orchestrated attacks by terrorists”.
“How can our Igbo SANs, lawyers and activists, especially the Olisa Agbakobas be calm while the man who carried their cross illegally stays on in detention without being released or charged to court and Ndigbo should remain wherever they are and participate effectively in the forthcoming National census”.
“The National Population Commission (NPC) must include religion and ethnicity as part of the data to be captured during the enumeration since it is in line with the wishes of the majority of Nigerians today who appreciate the importance of such data in our National life.
“Ndigbo should resolutely support the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, in recovering his mandate through legal instruments and we commend Nigerians, of all ages, from across the country, who have continued to support him as he strives to reclaim his Pan-Nigerian mandate in order to move our beloved Nigeria “from consumption to production”.