Ohanaeze Gives Up On Biafra, Canvasses Restructuring

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Ohanaeze Gives Up On Biafra, Canvasses Restructuring
A Biafran flag being hoisted by agitators. File

Achieving an impartial state of Biafra shouldn’t be attainable and thus restructuring ought to b pursued, say Igbo group the Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Deputy National President of Ohaneze Ndigbo Prof. Chigozie Ogbu revealed this in Abakaliki, whereas delivering a speech at a city corridor assembly on Wednesday.

According to Ogbu, “Some of our little children who’ve gotten sober with Nigeria and determined that they don’t wish to belong to Nigeria any extra, maintained that Igbos don’t have any cause to belong to Nigeria, fashioned these secessionist teams.

“But we’ve checked out that very fastidiously, and located that attaining an impartial Biafran State is ‘non starter,’ given processes concerned until via struggle.

“The solely factor which will take you even there’s struggle and no one right here who witnessed the civil struggle will ever want struggle for Ndigbo anymore.

“So, we dialogued with them, we talked with them and mentioned to them let’s begin with restructuring, let’s get it proper this time, could also be with time we are able to have plebiscite to find out whether or not we are able to have Biafra or not.

“So, individuals ought to perceive that Biafra shouldn’t be possible at the moment if you happen to analyse all of the processes concerned. They are speaking about referendum; referendum shouldn’t be contained within the 1999 Nigeria structure.

“Let those who interact with them tell them that Igbos should not short change themselves; we are trying to see how we can right some wrongs done to Igbos and I think we will achieve that if we work together.”

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