Detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was on Tuesday in Enugu elected chief of the Japanese Consultative Meeting, ECA.
Kanu was unanimously elected at a particular session of the Meeting, attended by a number of Igbo leaders, the place in addition they got here onerous on elder statesman Tanko Yakassai over his place on Biafra agitation.
Others elected included Rev Fr. John Odey- Publicity Secretary, Evang. Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko- Secretary, Dede Uzor A Uzor- Assistant Publicity Secretary, whereas Chief (Mrs.) Maria Okwor, stays Matron and Deputy Chief. ECA Patrons stay, Prof Ben Nwabueze, Dr Alex Ekwueme and Archbishop Anthony Obinna.
In a communique issued after the election by the Deputy Chief, Chief Mrs. Maria Okwor and the Publicity Secretary, Rev. Fr. John Odeh, the ECA described Yakassai’s latest outburst in opposition to Biafra agitation as misplaced.
The group informed Yakassai that “your claimed annoyance over the agitation for secession by the nice IPOB is misplaced.
“Alhaji Tanko ought to kindly present solutions as to why Zamfara State with NPC acclaimed inhabitants of over 5 million folks ought to immunize solely seventy four,000 below 5 yr youngsters in the course of the anti polio vaccination train, whereas Imo State with NPC inhabitants of underneath three million immunized over 300,000 thousand.
“JAMB and WAEC figures 12 months after yr additionally affirm the fraudulent census figures; Zamfara and Sokoto states with a mixed NPC alleged inhabitants of over eleven million enroll solely forty thousand candidates whereas Anambra state alone with an NPC inhabitants of three million produces over four hundred thousand candidates. Man’s inhumanity to Man.”
They added that “British colonial officer, Harold Smith admitted how they intentionally, falsely empowered the North to ruthlessly use bogus inhabitants figures to dominate the south. Expensive Sir, the fraudulent and oppressive census figures is among the causes the East can now not settle for Nigeria as presently structured.
“The deliberate asphyxiation of our individuals with a really depraved state and native authorities creation primarily based on land mass is one more reason sir.
“The falsehood that Gen. Ironsi restructured Nigeria is one other depraved lie sir. All people is aware of that the very first decree of Gen. Yakubu Gowon on third August 1966 was to revert to the unique areas. Ironsi merely modified the nomenclature from areas to group of provinces.
“The identical Gowon unilaterally created 12 states on twenty sixth Could 1967, simply to separate the Igbo with the Japanese minorities (In response to Gowon’s interview final 12 months). The unilateral creation of states and LGAs by Northern Generals in 1976, 1987, 1991 and 1996 is on the root of the demand for Biafra by thousands and thousands of Japanese youth’s sir.”
The ECA insisted that “the refusal to peacefully restructure Nigeria sir is the explanation the demand for secession is rising louder and louder. The demand expensive sir will solely develop louder till justice is completed sir.
“As for Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu and his Northern delegate to the confab discussion board, we are saying your place by opposing the peaceable restructuring of Nigeria excites and fuels the secessionists.
“The world is stunned, why you select to satisfy at the moment solely to energise and strengthen the clamour for secession.
“It’s uncertain sir, for those who faux that you just have no idea that you’re solely arming and energizing the clamour for secession by your unreasonable and really provocative place, solely time will inform.”
The Igbo group equally lauded the brand new Ohanaeze Management “for standing on the facet of the individuals, a welcome breath of contemporary air compared with previous cowardly Ohanaeze leaderships.”
It famous that “that is the primary time in over a decade, an Ohanaeze management is standing on the facet of the folks by adopting the reality and really figuring out with the needs of the lots. We are saying to them: KEEP ON TRUCKING.”
In the meantime in an acceptance speech offered by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, he stated he was honoured by the election, including “I hope all of the affiliate teams on this
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