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Ohanaeze youths caution South East govs against attack on Biafra agitators

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Ohanaeze youths cautions South East govs against attack on Biafra agitators

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has called on South East governors not to be confrontational, through state machinery, against Biafra agitators in region.

It also pleaded with different groups in the region agitating for Biafra to eschew violence and maintain non violent posture in their agitation.

The group further refuted the claim that South East governors have secretly donated lands for Ruga settlement.

It attacked the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustee (BoT), Walid Jubril, for calling on the South East and other southern regions to support Ruga.

The Ohanaeze Youth group made their thoughts in the above issues known in a statement by its president general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro on Thursday.

He said, “We observed keenly the unpopular agitation and open declaration of the suspended Ruga Settlements by PDP BoT chairman, Senator Walid Jubril as a means of stability and end up the Herdsmen/farmers clash, as this is a calculated plot to use his position in PDP as BoT chair to intimidate and harass predominantly PDP governors in the southern Nigeria to adopt Ruga Settlements in the South.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide is not partisan and will not dictate how PDP run their affairs, but it’s an open secret that PDP Bot chairman Senator Walil Jibrin is engaging in anti party activities, and PDP governors forum should facilitate the machinery to investigate his secret activities and do the needful through recommendation for the suspension of Senator Walid Jubril and relieve him of his position if found guilty based on his anti party activities.

On recent claim by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that the region’s governors have secretly awarded lands to the Federal Government for the purpose of establishing settlement for Fulani herdsmen, Isiguzoro said:

“We want to assure our Biafra agitators that there’s no proof anywhere that the South East governors have the intention of going contrary to their earlier resolutions adopted in their last Enugu meeting, to donate lands secretly for the Suspended Ruga Settlements in the South East.

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“Irrespective of that, we are calling on the south east governors to ensure they are not instigating uproar and civil disobedience through mingling into the affairs of self determination of Biafra agitators. We should avoid anything that will bring declaration of state of emergency in any state in the South East.

“We urge South East governors to allow the sleeping dog to rest, there’s no gain in using confrontation through state machinery against Biafra agitators, and plead on agitators no eschew violence and maintain non violent posture of Biafra agitation.”

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