Ohanaeze Youth Council Warns Against Bringing Protests to Igbo Land

Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, said this in a statement

The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, has cautioned the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against organizing protests in Igbo land.

In a statement on Monday, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, conveyed that the NLC protest would not be allowed in Igbo land. Okwu highlighted the historical injustices faced by the Igbo people in Nigeria, expressing concern that no region has come to their rescue.

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He said, “Under the government of ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, Ndigbo were treated as pieces of garbage, but no other region raised a voice even in sympathy with us.

“It was such that there was no single Igbo man in Buhari’s security council for eight years, but the entire country moved on as though nothing was wrong with it.

“Even under the present government, the South-East has the least number of ministers, and nobody has ever seen anything wrong with it.

“Ndigbo were also not spared during the last general elections owing to some of the choices they made; they faced all manner of insults and attacks; yet no one cared to defend them.

“Why then will anyone want to drag Ndigbo to protest under whatever guise. We say a big ‘No’ to it and warn those planning it to look elsewhere.

“Bola Ahmed Tinubu is our president with whom we are well pleased and we shall keep supporting him,” Okwu declared.

He, however, presented three demands to President Tinubu, which included release of detained IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, additional state to the South-East and extra ministerial slot.

“These are matters of interest to Ndigbo and not any inconsequential protest,” the Ohanaeze youths president stated.

As the custodians of Igbo culture, heritage, and aspirations, the Ohanaeze Youth Council plays a pivotal role in shaping the discourse and charting the course of the community’s collective destiny. Through advocacy, mobilization, and grassroots engagement, the organization seeks to empower the youth and harness their potential as agents of positive change and transformation.

In conclusion, the cautionary message issued by the Ohanaeze Youth Council serves as a timely reminder of the need for prudence, wisdom, and foresight in navigating the complex terrain of socio-political activism and advocacy. By urging restraint and promoting dialogue over discord, the organization reaffirms its commitment to the principles of peace, unity, and progress, laying the foundation for a brighter and more prosperous future for all inhabitants of Igbo land.

As the Igbo proverb aptly states, “Nwata kpụrụ mmiri, adịghị mma ya n’akụkọ.” (A child who cries incessantly does not attract sympathy.) In the spirit of unity and solidarity, let us heed the call for dialogue, understanding, and mutual respect, thereby forging a path towards a more inclusive, equitable, and harmonious society for generations to come.

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