By Oginyi Ruth

A pan Igbo youth organisation, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has accused the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of deceiving Igbo people that he is fighting for their common cause.

OYC, however, warned Igbo youths to be wary of the ‘deceitful antics’ of the IPOB leader, whom the group claimed is enjoying his life in London while his so called supporters are suffering in Nigeria.

The group said IPOB as a group is not a true defender of the Ndigbo.

In a statement signed by the Deputy President-General the group, Comrade Obinna Achionye, warned Igbo youths living in Japan and Asia to disregard IPOB’s directive to attack President Muhammadu Buhari.

President Buhari is currently at the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development holding in the city of Yokohama from August 28-30th 2019 in Japan. 

The statement posited that IPOB has lost the sympathy and consciousness as defender of Igbos, now ranking as a violent group capable of carrying arms in the nearby future

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Achionye said, “It is suicidal and foolishness that someone will never participates in assault proposed by him against President Buhari in Japan, and directs gullible Igbo youths to risk jail in Japan and repatriation, while he enjoys in London.

“Asia countries are not like Europe were someone will engage in activities against a visiting African President without heavy sanction and punishment by the host country. So, we call on Igbos staying in Japan to remember that Igbos are not traditionally violent people and will never identify with terrorism.”

It further disassociated the group  from what it termed rented crowd led by an Enugu lawmaker that welcomed Ekweremadu at the Akanu Indian International Airport in Enugu.

“We wish to disassociate ourselves from the rented crowd that received Ike Ekweremadu former Deputy Senate President at Enugu airport.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide observed that a desperate Enugu lawmaker from Ezeagu local government area who is  a stooge of Ekweremadu in Enugu State House of Assembly went to Onitsha main market and Obete Enugu market to persuade touts and beggers to masquerade as Ohanaeze youths to give the impression that Igbo Youths give Ekweremadu a rousing welcome.

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“But contrary to his expectations, he was betrayed by lack of communication skills exhibited by a 60 years old man parading himself as a youth leader. Though, we still condemn the attack on Ekweremadu in Germany, but we are not involved in the deceitful outing. We will sanction the lawmaker appropriately”, the statement added.


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