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Friday, 30 June 2017

BIAFRA: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Disown Nnamdi Kanu

BIAFRA: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Disown Nnamdi Kanu

Published by Family Writers Press

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Frowns At Kanu’s Activities

Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Thursday descended and distanced itself from Kanu and his IPOB organisation.


Chief John Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, made the stand of the body known while addressing members of the Anambra State House of Assembly at the Legislative Complex, Awka, Anambra State.

Nnamdi Kanu and Nnia Nwodo
Nwodo, who was particularly not happy with the statement credited to Kanu that governorship election should not hold in Anambra in November, said Kanu had breached the undertaking he took before him (Nwodo) when he was released from detention.

“I’m just being paternal. The way I commended them as my children is the way I have the right to chastise them when they go wrong. We don’t need this heat up”, Nwodo said.

“News that reached us in the past few days that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, has declared that there will be no election in Anambra in November is shocking and disturbing. I hereby countermand that declaration as president general of Ohanaeze.

“Whereas Ohanaeze understands the marginalisation and unfair treatment of Igbos which have given rise to self-determination movements in Igboland, leaders of these movements must not arrogate to themselves the supreme leadership of Igboland.

“Statements of the kind credited to Nnamdi Kanu are provocative, misleading and unproductive. Why should Anambra people be denied the opportunity to choose their own leader? Why should any of us who are not from Anambra, no matter how highly placed, descend to the arena and dictate for Anambra people when to vote, whether to vote or who to vote for?

“Anambra, nay Igbos, are still part and parcel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Yes, we are not happy with our treatment in Nigeria. Yes, some of us want Biafra. Yes, some of us prefer a restructured Federal Republic of Nigeria. But the fact remains that we are still part and parcel of the present Federal Republic of Nigeria, bound by its laws, no matter how repressive or unjust”, Nwodo said while addressing the legislators.

Continuing, he said, “Our approach to reforms of our laws even if it leads to self-determination or restructuring must be lawful. We must convince other Nigerians of our point of view, we must strive to make others share our convictions.

“Our language must be civil, respectful and lead to consensus building. We must resist any attempt to turn division amongst us, as to which way we must go, become a source of altercations between us.

“As we speak very many of our people living in Northern Nigeria are in complete awe and consternation regarding how safe they will be after October 1st. Other Northerners living amongst us are also worried.

“The Inspector General of Police has taken public notice of Nnamdi’s comments inviting a possible invasion of Anambra by the Nigerian police, increasing the already existing siege of our people which lead to daily extortion on our highways. All these developments have arisen out of unguarded utterances.

“I find no venue more suited for the statements I make here. Every constituent part of Anambra is represented here. I believe that the honourable members here are competent enough to carry the Ohanaeze message to every nook and cranny of Anambra State”.

Nwodo, who said the organisation would visit other houses of Assembly in Igbo speaking states, said, “We are happy with the peace that exists here. We are happy with the steady progress Anambra has registered over the years. The next election can only improve not retard it.”

Igbos Must Not Be Divided

Earlier, Chief Willie Obiano, Anambra State governor, represented by his Senior Special Assistant on Legislative Matters, Chief Chiedozie Ezeugwa, said that the state government was committed to the Igbo cause and would continue to do everything to support the Ohanaeze in protecting the interest Igbos.

Mrs. Rita Mmaduagwu, Speaker of Anambra Assembly, and a former national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, in their speeches said Igbos should avoid being divided in whatever cause they pursue in the prevailing circumstance, adding that the time to listen to Igbos has come.

It would be recalled that on Wednesday Kanu in Umuahia, Abia State, was unanimously chosen by seven pro-Biafra groups as leader of all groups agitating for the sovereign state of Biafra.

Announcing the decision of the groups under the banner of Biafra Peoples National Council (BPNC) at Nnamdi Kanu’s country-home at Afara Ibeku in Umuahia North Council, the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Uchenna Madu, said Kanu’s sincerity, focus and doggedness in the struggle towards realisation of Biafra made the pro-Biafra groups to ask him to lead them.

The groups, according to him, are MASSOB, Eastern People’s Congress (EPC), Biafran Revolutionary Organisation (BRO), Joint Revolutionary Council of Biafra (JRCB); World Union of Biafran Scientists (WUBS), Biafran Liberation Crusaders (BLC), Salvation People of Biafra (SPB) and IPOB.

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6 comments

  1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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  2. Nwodo Biafra respect you as an elderly man but you cannot speak for us....NNAMDI KANU is our LEADER. ..

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  3. What other omen could warrant that the well-known “Igbo sense” would never be used for the collective interest of our people? When these worst politicians in Nigeria, Africa and the World in general are saying we don’t want Biafra or we have disown or distanced itself from Nnamdi Kanu, who are they really refering as we, the Biafran people or bunch of cowards, political contractors and merchants of misery in Igbo-Biafra land that are only expert and relevant in playing politics with the future and destiny of Biafran People? We the Biafran youths have already distanced ourselves from Ohanaeze cowards, rogues and corrupt individuals who think that somehow or some way that they have authority over Biafran youths? No referendum No election.

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  4. Why is this people so selfish?Mr nwodo whom we respect will come our so boldly and proclaim dat Anambra election must hold but can't come out the same way and tell the nigeria govt the Biafrans must be allowed to determine their faith through referendum just as Nnamdi Kanu,The Leader whom they refer to as a boy has being doing.if nwodo prove dat he is afraid of nigerian govt then let him be ready to be disobeyed

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  5. It is your choice to continue voting and entangling yourselves with the Nigeria government, or break free from them and decide your fate. it's unfortunate, these men were hand picked to represent their pockets. Biafra is our only hope, we can't risk loosing it this time to anyone. Not even to The Nigerian controlled Ohaneze. They should know that a true Biafran has the right sense to judge from good or evil. even if Kanu choose today to work against the Biafran struggle, we the people will go against him. These politicians fails to understand that this struggle is not all about Kanu, but all about the people. Kanu is only speaking for the people. He has a choice of just shying away for quick and easy rewards, but as God Almighty may have it, he raised Moses, he has raised someone similar today to free our people

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  6. please i WARN once more, we should avoid devicive utrancies and Nigerian interest. let us work as a team. the so called Arewas elders council backed up the hate comment by their youths. why dont we protect our own in the open and come in the inside to chastise or blame. this is not a time for open blame. it is a time for consolidation, restrategy and one voice. more over OHANAEZE NDI IGBO... hahaha... the time to be stronge is now. what are you actualy asking for. Biafra or a PRESIDENT OF Nigerian extraction or Restructuring, or we the MASCURADE?

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