In a statement on Sunday, June 6, by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group said the region is at risk of being annexed out of the country unless the government ‘alleviates the maltreatment of the southeast.’
Isiguzoro said that the compliance of the sit-at-home order shows that the Ohanaeze cannot preach the message of ‘One Nigeria’ to the Igbos.
Ohaeneze also called on the FG to change policies that will attract international sanctions against Nigeria.
The statement read: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is calling on the Federal Government to retreat from policies that will give rise to international sanctions against Nigeria, that may strengthen unbelief and scepticism amongst Nigerians towards national unity.
“Southeastern Nigeria has been mistakenly shoved out of the corporate existence of Nigeria, based on the fact that the Federal Government had sidelined one section of the country and perpetually excluded them from all essential ingredients that promote the continuous unity of Nigeria.
“The Southeastern Nigeria’s compliance with the sit-out home order, approved by Biafra agitators, signalled that the Biafra agitators are now in charge of the South-East, as the zone is at the brink of being annexed out of the country if necessary steps are not taken to alleviate the maltreatment of the southeast.
“Igbo leadership had lost control buttons of Ndigbo to IPOB and MASSOB after the full compliance of sit-at-home order. Any continuous persuasion on Igbos to be part of United Nigeria under the current neglect is a risk and herculean task for any Igbo leader or politician, based on the evidence of the structural imbalance, threats of violence, killing sprees, harsh government’s policies, and killer bandits.
“If the Federal government pretends to turn a blind eye to the looming dangers before the leaders or continue to believe in the fake news from their Igbo allies in the All Progressives Congress (APC), there is the possibility that the masses will sort things themselves without adherence to the directives of constituted authorities.
Reacting to the report, one Merit took to social media and wrote, “This Ohanaeze be in hot romance with the government they are even the problem of the east”
Another user wrote, “Abeg just let biafra and its people GO!”
DJ Hyperlee wrote, “Gbogbo story yii tipoju we no dey secondary school again I no fit read too much”
Ray Orgasm wrote, “Ohaneze sanction all Igbo allies in the APC having 2faced identity.”
Uno Greg wrote, “Which nigeria are they talking about biko…there was a country !!”
Matte Touch wrote, “It is well may God save us from this our blood sucking government”
Hot Pleasure wrote, “The South East is no longer Nigeria, and if things aren’t done the right way by Nigeria, they definitely will lose this one. If they bring a war, they definitely will also lose at the war. It’s really sad that this current administration does not have the wisdom on how to manage its citizens and simple agitations by the citizens.”