The apex Socio-cultural youth organization Worldwide Ohanaeze Youth Council OYC has reminded President Muhammadu Buhari that he must not exceed his limit in the prolonged incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB.
In a statement, signed and made available to Aljazirah Nigeria on Tuesday, the National President Ohanaeze Youth Council, (OYC), Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka said “those who are not bothered about the continuous incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu but are merely seeking Peace and Unity of Nigeria are likened to those cutting Iroko Tree with Razor, a typical example of a ‘White elephant project”.
OYC accused President Buhari’s led-federal government of unleashing personal vendetta against Ndigbo, which he lamented could be glaringly seen through the blunt refusal of the APC-led government to adhere to the recent Court’s verdict which ordered that Kanu be discharged and acquitted unconditionally.
Ohanaeze asked the federal government to Obey the judgement of the State High Court Umuahia in Abia State that declared the 2017 Operation Python dance as a bridge to Human fundamental rights and the Federal High Court Umuahia which declared that the extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya was also a violation to international law, which ordered the federal government to send him back to Kenya.
“Firstly, that the failure of the federal government of Nigeria to address the injustice and marginalization of Ndigbo for 57 years is stark failure of successive governments of Heads of State of Nigeria who came from Northern and Western Nigeria.
“It’s obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari has a chronic hatred against Ndigbo, and he has not hidden his ill feelings towards the race since he assumed office in 2015. This is evident in the confrontational, brutal and eliminative approach he deployed over IPOB matters since his emergence in 2015.
“Buhari should be aware and remember that three years of genocide against Ndigbo which took the life of 4.3 million through the aid of World Powers, Britain, United States of America and Russia could not bury or end the agitations for the Republic of Biafra.
“Buhari should be aware also that none of the new generations of Igbo extraction saw the 1967/1970 Genocide against Ndigbo, therefore he should not remind Ndigbo again that Igbo teenagers from 13 years to 19 years became adults suddenly in 1967 just to Defend Biafra land.”
The aggrieved Igbo youth leader asked Buhari that the subsisting clamour for an end to various injustices meted out against them could not be consigned to oblivion, and warned that no amount of threats, intimidation and victimisation would deter the present generation of Ndigbo from fighting to finish in their bid to end injustices and marginalisation.
“Buhari should know that there was a limit Gen Yakubu Gowon exceeded, and there was an extent Dim Ikemba Chukwuemeka ODIMEGWU Ojukwu could not possibly take anymore which culminated in the 1967/1970 bloodbath.
“It will be in the interest of Nigeria if president Mohammadu Buhari avoid the temptation, hatred and ego of exceeding such limit on the continuous detention of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
“Without much Ado, certainly the way President Muhammadu Buhari is acting over Nnamdi Kanu’s case shows that he has personal grudges against Ndigbo. But he must bury his personal grudges against Ndigbo now to move the country forward or he will bury Nigeria with personal grudges against Ndigbo before he leaves office.” the statement concludes.
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