The apex Igbo socio cultural Organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo and the Nnamdi Kanu led-Indegineous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) have agreed to work harmoniously in direction of the curiosity of the Igbo.
The 2 teams which had been at loggerheads particularly within the current instances, brokered peace on the occasion of First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi.
Addressing newsmen after the peace assembly on the elderstatesman’s home in Ukpor, Nnewi South Native Authorities Space of Anambra State, Amechi described as pointless any type of altercation between Ohaneze Ndigbo and IPOB.
Amechi, the one surviving member of the Zikist Motion, expressed pleasure over the withdrawal menace by Nnamdi Kanu of stoning Chief Nnia Nwodo in addition to agreeing to work harmoniously with Ohaneze Ndigbo for the curiosity of the South East.
He additionally revealed a part of the decision from the assembly was the demand for de-proscription of IPOB which he described as unlawful.
He urged Governors and State Homes of Meeting within the area to begin motion in direction of lifting the ban.
He mentioned: “I summoned the 2 our bodies of Ohaneze Ndigbo and IPOB to precise my displeasure with what I’ve been studying within the newspapers about Kanu giving orders for the stoning of Chief Nwodo by IPOB.
“I’m blissful that even earlier than this my peace assembly, Kanu has retracted the assertion. We subsequently enchantment to Nwodo to simply accept the retraction and get it off his thoughts as IPOB has agreed to work with them.
“The 2 our bodies realizing that it’s the identical battle they’re preventing, marginalization, killings and denial of Federal Authorities to develop South East and Igbo land basically have agreed to work collectively for the welfare of Ndigbo.”
Representive of the IPOB, Aloy Ejimakor mentioned he was on the assembly with the blessings and directions of his shoppers, simply as he thanked Amaechi who he mentioned was not a stranger to what he was doing having been as soon as declared a terrorist.
He confirmed the retraction of his consumer’s threats on the Ohaneze boss, describing it as one spoken on the warmth of the second.
Whereas stressing the pressing want for regional safety, he insisted that such wouldn’t be achievable with out the de-proscription of the pro-Biafran physique, saying “it has to take part because the muscle of constructing the safety.”
He mentioned: “There was a synergy between us and the Ohaneze. No person is leaving this place with acrimony. There’s peace in Igbo land. Anyone coming in to reap the benefits of some management crises in Igbo land is definitely making a mistake.
“The Igbos are united and love themselves, in any other case, they couldn’t have sustained themselves for the 3-year civil struggle. Whoever saying something opposite is sowing a seed of discord.
Talking on behalf of Ohaneze Ndigbo, state President of the physique, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, mentioned the physique endorsed all that had been contained within the communique.
He mentioned, “Those that thought our fences are fallen will know that the fences are a lot stronger than they thought.”