The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Youth Council ( OYC) has revealed what caused the recent agitation for a Sovereign State of Biafra.
OYC said the utter denial of a Nigerian President of Southeast extraction for 56 years is the reason for the agitation.
The group described the Nigerian President of Southeast 2023, as a perfect solution to the political differences and errors perpetrated by Gen. Gowon and Gen. Ojukwu from 1967 to 1970.
OYC in a press statement signed by the national president of Ohanaeze Youth Council, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka and made available to newsmen in Owerri, Imo State capital, lamented that Biafra agitation was incited by the protracted injustice and marginalization against NDIGBO
The group said, “The prolonged marginalization, injustice and economic strangulation against Ndigbo have formed the opinion in over 80 million Igbo people between the age of 15 to 57 years that Nigeria is not their country. Therefore, they seek secession for actualization state of Biafra” Igboayaka recounted”
He said the Biafra agitation took new dimensions with the leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of the State Services, DSS, on the directives of the All Progressives Congress, APC administration of President Mohammadu Buhari.
The statement said: “Today there are over fifteen strong secessionist groups in the Southeast region agitating for Biafra, which includes IPOB, led by Barr. Emeka Emekasiri, IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra Government In Exile led by Engr. Innocent Amadi, Eastern People’s Congress led by Comrade Okechukwu, MASSOB led by Uche Madu, Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) led by Raph Uwazurike.
Others are: “Lower Nigeria Congress led by Tony Nnadi, Biafran National Council led by Asari Dukubo, Biafra National Guard led by Innocent Orji, Biafra National Youth Guard led by Obinna Ude, Biafra ZIONIST led by Benjamin Onwuka, Biafra Shadow Government led by Engr. Iwuagwu Iwuchukwu.
“Biafra Strikers Force led by Chidi Owu, Eastern People’s liberation movement led by Nnanna Kalu and many are coming up as a result of the lack of inclusiveness of Ndigbo in national politics and governance, the OYC said.
“It’s obvious that the new generation of Igbo extraction, those below 57 years old didn’t experience the Nigeria-Genocide against Ndigbo, but they have inquired and feel aggrieved why an Igbo person has not governed Nigeria since 56 years.
OYC admitted that a Nigerian President of Southeast ought to be a patriotic call for all right-thinking members of the Nigerian society, to pave the way for a new Nigeria.
The release reads, ”it’s not in doubt that Southeast has creams of credible and competent presidential aspirants that can unify Nigeria to the path of ethnical reintegration, economic development and political stability.