The youth wing of apex Igbo Socio-cultural organization Worldwide, Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC) has again come hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, warning on the poor treatment meted out to Ndigbo since 57 years ago.
The aggrieved youth Council urged Buhari to quit fulfilling the 1970 prophesy of General Philip Effiong, the Biafra warlord and the second in command of the Chief of armed Forces Defunct State of Biafra.
In a statement signed by its National President, Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka, the Council advised the president to desist from playing “God” in Nnamdi Kanu’s incarceration, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Igboayaka who likened Buhari’s obstinacy to that of General Yakubu Gowon as regards the Abure Accord reminded him that the Council had deployed all avenues of peace to terminate the unlawful detention of Kanu, but regretted that all ended up in futility.
Speaking amidst indignation, OYC said:” My truth to you may not move you to release Nnamdi Kanu, but this truth I am telling you today will move Ndigbo to do that which you may call the wrong thing at the appropriate time.
“Yes, we explored all avenues of peace on continuous incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu, but if your high-headedness like Gen. Yakubu Gowon as regards Abure Accord, you’re calling for another Ojukwu from the south-East who will stand in Ahiara again to make Statement.
“Are you not aware that Nigeria is like a cracked wall, whose particles are falling out intensely? Mr President, are you waiting for the final collapse of the wall?
“You led Nigeria to ethnic hate and ethnic Jingoism, your over seven (7) journey as the captain of the ship of Nigeria has promoted nothing but ethnic patriotism other than National patriotism. Are you not aware that the ship you’re sailing has been hit by tornado?
“Mr President, Nigeria is like an elastic rope in your hand, you have stretched it to its last end of elastic, more stretching will cut definitely the rope and will give a heavy wound to your hand and the people around you. And I bet you that such wounds would never ever heal as you may think.
“President Mohammadu Buhari has on different occasions, advised the youth to be Law abiding, today you’re becoming lawless like Idi Amin of Uganda. I appeal to you to quit teaching the new generation of Igbo extraction lawlessness. If we decide to imbibe your kind of lawlessness, it will be a good example of anarchy. Therefore, be very careful because you are already pushing us to the wall.
“Mr President when you visited Ebonyi in September, you told the world and I quote that: “Nnamdi Kanu’s case is in the hand of the Judiciary, I wouldn’t interfere in judicial process”.
“But Mr President, three different competent Courts of jurisdiction have given judgement in favour of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and your Minister of Justice, Malami has the effrontery to tell the world the reasons Nnamdi Kanu will not be released. Your statement is an insult, a huge humiliation to the judiciary and a mockery of judicial practice of Nigeria before the International community.”
Continuing, he said: “We expected you to keep to your word, that’s what integrity entails, keep your word that’s the meaning of a man of principle, keep to your word and quit playing God in Nnamdi Kanu’s case. The likes of Nnamdi Azikiwe, Shehu Shagari, Sani Abacha, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Alex Ekwueme who enjoyed the presidential ego are no more. Of course, life itself and position are transient.” the statement concludes.
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