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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Ohanaeze Ndigbo want Biafra, Not Presidency - Ikedife

The ex-President General Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, has lent out his voice over comment made by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo that Igbos should be gunning for Presidency come 2019.But to Ikedife, the main priority of Ndigbo is never presidency, rather they want self-determination, (Biafra).

Asked what is his take on former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s recent support for an Igbo presidency in 2019, and how feasible is it?
Ikedife said; Yes! It is possible, why not? If you have heard the expression: ‘Man proposes but God disposes,’ you will know that there is nothing impossible in life.

"I used to be the spokesman of Ndigbo but not now, but to the best of my understanding, I can tell you that Ndigbo have talked about the presidency for long and I don’t think that it is the uppermost in their minds for now.

"I think what is uppermost in their minds is self-determination, let the system be restructured so that there will be equity and fairness.

When asked if he is aligning himself with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB)?
   He said; Why not and what is wrong with that?

Of course I am in agreement with that, and like I said, Ndigbo are not really talking about the presidency, they are talking about equity and fairness in the country’s polity.

Dr. Ikedife also backed the call by the newly elected Ohanaeze President, Nwodo that Ndigbo will no longer fold their hands and watch their sons being killed by federal security operatives.

The former President said; If the Federal Government had done something that is not acceptable under a democratic dispensation, people should not be afraid to condemn it.

The people own the government and the government owns the people. It is not a one-way traffic. Those in government are human beings, so they can take right or wrong decisions. It is left for us to commend them when they take the right decision and shout when they take the wrong one.

Culled from New Telegraph

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