IPOB’s proscription wrong, misdirected – Uwazuruike


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A former National President, Aka Ikenga, Chief Goddy Uwazuruike has condemned IPOB’s proscription by the Federal Government.

He said IPOB’s proscription was an unfair and unwise decision.

Uwazuruike, who is eyeing the presidency of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in January 2021, said a group that has not taken up arms against the state should not be so demonised.

“I am of the view that the ban on IPOB is misdirected. IPOB is not a violent association; there was no need for the highhanded response to the young men and women, whose only weapon is the shaking of their fists.

“No reasonable Igbo man or woman will support armed insurrection.

“The proscription of IPOB is a clear case of judicial insensitivity. Agitation is a normal thing in life.

“The Biafra spirit exists in the heart of every Igbo person. The difference is on what is to be done about it,” Uwazuruike.

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He faulted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s equivocation on restructuring, adding that it was high time an Igbo man was elected president.

“With due respect, PMB will not allow restructuring, the time for the Igbo person to be president is now.

“In 1999, the Yoruba people presented two Yoruba men and in 2007, the Northwest presented two Fulani people. So let the rest of the country give two Igbo people the chance to slug it out in the two dominant parties.

“What is good for the goose is good for the gander,” he tod Saturday Sun.


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