HandshakeAcrossTheNiger: Hearty Cheers For Fani-Kayode As Igbo Women knocks Nnia Nwodo Over Restructuring


IPOB Writers

 Date :January 15, 2018




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.Nigeria’s restructuring not negotiable— Nnia Nwodo
•That’s nonsense, give us Biafra— Igbo women replies Nwodo
•We need to stop being politically correct, Igbos deserves an apology from the rest of us— Fani-Kayode





ENUGU— Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, and presidential spokesperson of the Goodluck Jonathan campaign organization, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, yesterday, received hearty cheers and loud applauses by congregants at the meeting heralding the coalition of the peoples of the Southeast, South-West, South-South and Middle-Belt groups.

The convocation tagged, “Handshake Across The Niger: A Celebration Of Igbo/Yoruba Friendship Beyond Brotherhood,” as organised by a pan-Igbo socio-cultural group, Nzuko Umunna, under the aegis of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, was reportedly an alliance between the Igbos, Yorubas and the Middle-Belt groups in which they rekindled the friendship and partnership that existed between Maj. Gen. Johnson Umunnakwe Aguiyi-Ironsi and Lt. Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi.

In his speech at the event, the former Minister who represented Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, briefly highlighted the massacres and sufferings of the peoples of the Southeast, South-West and Middle-Belt while assuring that the coalition will guarantee a united front capable of confronting the common enemies of the people.

He added that the meeting had been long expected and it therefore marks a “beginning of great things which is why we must focus on the issues and stop being politically correct.”

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Kayode remarked that in Nigeria, some people are being regarded as slaves by those who see themselves as masters, adding that, “what we need to do is to come together and say to them in one accord that we are no slaves, we reject to be slaves and we will never be slaves.”

He further stated that, “the sufferings of the people of the Southeast is sonething that we in the rest of Nigeria have to apologize to you for you lost over 2 million people during the civil war, 1 million children.

“You(Igbos) were slaughtered on the night of July 28, 1966, when 300 Igbo officers were slaughtered in one night and the great Fajuyi who sacrificed his life to build this bridge and the great leader of our country at that time, the great Ironsi. All of them stood together and they all died together.

“After that, a few months later, over a hundred southern Igbos were slaughtered in the north, pregnant women had their embryo ripped out from their bodies, people were slaughtered in their houses. 1 million little children were starved to death. Year after year, pogroms, killings, slaughtering in the north of Igbos and other southerners continued unabated.”

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Kayode also raised his voice against the unlawful killings, disappearance and arrest of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, saying he would always stand by him.

According to him, “It is absolutely reprehensible, unacceptable, it is wrong. They came in, rhey slaughtered, killed them and as a friend of the great Nnamdi Kanu, I will never stop voicing out what they did to him. I ask them to produce him.

“The young people they have slaughtered over the years, we will never stop talking about them. Many of our people were locked up or killed during the truce between Nnamdi Kanu and the Southeast governors by the same people who killed Abiola and his wife in the West and it went on and on.”

He further noted that the time of reckoning has arrived since the Igbos and Yorubas has decided to come together and the enmity that has lingered since 1960 between the two tribes has now been broken, therefore, “as long as we stand together, nothing can stop or hold us down.”

While calling on the federal government to recognise the rights of the people of the South-East and South-West, Kayode demanded for the proscription and designation of Miyetti Allah and Fulani herdsmen as terrorist organizations.

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We want Biafra, not restructuring— Igbo women replies Nwodo

Meanwhile, some aggrieved group of Igbo women from Imo and Abia states who graced the event, in an uproar, described as “nonsense,” the statement credited to the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo who canvassed for the restructuring of the country during his speech at the convocation.

Nwodo who received hard knocks from the elderly women, opined that “the demand for restructuring is non-negotiable and irrevocable and that anyone opposed to restructuring is a proponent of the liquidation of Nigeria.”

The women who interrupted his speech, wasted no time in announcing that what they want is an outright separate Biafra nation having being tired of Nigeria’s many injustices and skewed system.

Shouting down on the Ohanaeze President while presenting his speech, they stated that restructuring would not solve Nigeria’s problems even as they regret that Nwodo was urinating on the graves of many young and old innocent lives slaughtered by soldiers during the Operation Python Dance which according to them, he failed to acknowledge.

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The aggrieved women also accused the Federal government of sitting idly, doing nothing against the incursion of Fulani herdsmen in the region, saying that innocent IPOB youths were brutally massacred for agitating against oppression and injustices in the country while the rampaging herdsmens are being pampered by the government.

It took the intervention of Chairman of Local Organising Committee/Chairman of Capital Oil, Chief Ifeanyi Ubah, to calm the agitators whom he assured, would be given time to air their views.
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