Southeast will be safe if governors are reelected, Ohanaeze tells IPOB
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council worldwide yesterday replied the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that no part of Igboland will burn if governors Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), David Umahi (Ebonyi) and Ifyeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu) are reelected for second term next year.
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had threatened that Igboland will burn if the governors were reelected for a second term.
But in a statement issued by Ohanaeze youth after their meeting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, its National President, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, said Kanu failed to get it right, insisting that the governors have done well and deserved a second chance.
“Ohanaeze Youths respect and appreciate all views, opinions and comments of individuals or groups on any issue, but Kanu did not get it right as every Southeast governor seeking reelection mean well for Ndigbo and will be reelected in 2019 as we insist that Ugwuanyi, Umahi and Ikpeazu will win in their states.
“No part of Igbo land will burn if the governors win, as we will ensure that we will continue to enjoy peace and positive economic activities in Abia or any part of Southeast before, during and after 2019 elections.
“We urge the Southeast governors to keep their promises by ensuring that the palace of Igwe Israel Kanu, in Umuahia and the roads leading to the palace should rehabilitated.
“We are aware that the governors’ promises to ensure the monarch returns to his palace this festive seasons are on top gear and this will help to calm Kanu’s nerves,” the statement reads.
It, however, added that promises to return Nnamdi’s father by rebuilding his palace and roads should not be delayed, adding: “Ohanaeze youths insist that work should start immediately on Eze Kanu’s palace, and the roads leading to the house.
“Ohanaeze youths will always advocate non-violent 2019 elections and insist that Igbo will vote in the 2019 elections as boycott will give room for votes buying, which we will resist with our blood.”