By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU – Ohanaeze Ndigbo has faulted Nigeria army’s declaration of the Indegenous People of Biafra, IPoB, as a terrorist organisation.
Ohanaeze said that indeed IPOB is not a terrorist organization going by extant national and international laws, especially the terrorist prevention Act 2011, as amended in 2015.
It however commended the South east Governors for their role in dousing the escalated tension over army’s siege of the region.
Rising from Imeobi meeting in Enugu, last night, the apex Igbo body said it stood for a united Nigeria under a restructured federal system of government that guarantees justice, equity and fairness.
In a communique read by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, flanked by other Igbo leaders, it condemned the military operation in the zone and urged the army to terminate the exercise henceforth.
The group said it will hold a special summit soonest in support of the restructuring agenda and supported all the resolutions of the southern leaders forum.
It emphasized concern on the continued policy of marginalization of south east zone as the basic cause of renewed agitation by Pro-Biafra groups.
Those who attended the meeting included: President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Chief Nnia Nwodo, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, Abia state Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, Imo state Deputy Governor Eze Madumere and Ebonyi state deputy Governor kelechi Igwe.
Others are former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Prof Joe Irukwu, former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Dr. Joe Nworgu, former minister for Information Walter Ofonagoro, former deputy Governor of Ebonyi state Prof Chigozie Ogbu, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Dr. Greg Ibe and former Governor of Anambra state Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife.