- The Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has cautioned Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra concerning his way of going about Biafra agitation
- The group said Kanu has done well in highlighting the needs of Ndigbo but he must think twice about his strategy
- The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo said referendum is an option that will be more potent if restructuring clamour fails
The Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has blasted the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu over his agitation for Igbo nation.
The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo told Kanu that Biafra will only be needed if restructuring of Nigeria fails.
Ohanaeze also said that it is their desire that they see Nigeria get restructured and united.
Reports have it that the group made this known known in a statement signed by its National Deputy Publicity Secretary, Chuks Ibegbu.
The group said: “There is a raging debate on whether Igbo want Biafra, restructuring or referendum. Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s position has been constant and clear.
“It advocates that a restructured Nigeria with justice and equity will serve Ndigbo more than secession.
“It took into consideration the past, present and future before arriving at this crucial decision. Good enough, key voices in Nigeria are keying in to this mood.
“Referendum is not a bad idea, but it’s not a tea party either. It is an option that will be more potent, if restructuring clamour fails.
“Our children in IPOB and MASSOB, though with genuine grievances, need to be on the same page with Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
''Our son, Nnamdi Kanu, has done well in heightening the mood of Ndigbo in Nigeria, but there must be some caution and restraint on the strategy and methodology.
“Biafra of the mind is not a bad idea, but a physical Biafra at this point in time need a very deep retrospection, introspection and analytical brainstorming which is not decided in the market. It is only more plausible if the event of 1966 repeats itself in Nigeria.
“Chief Nnia Nwodo and the new Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership is poised to aggregate the diverse views and opinions of Ndigbo and synthesise an option that will ultimately give Ndigbo their desired leverage in Nigeria.
“While diplomatic tact and pressure is not out of place in this, superior arguments that will not jeopardize the position and future of Ndigbo will be more attractive.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Movement for the actualization of the sovereign state of Biafra (MASSOB) on Tuesday, July 11, expressed its dissatisfaction over leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
MASSOB said Ndigbo had failed completely, saying that it was going to make Biafran land too hot for the shameless, greedy, self centered politicians who cannot see the handwriting on the wall.
NAIJ.com crew traveled to the eastern part of Nigeria to speak with some youths and asked them to tell what they know about Biafra. Watch the Video below: