Awesomekoncepts reports that the apex Igbo socio-cultural Organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and therefore the Nnamdi Kanu led-Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday agreed to figure harmoniously towards the interest of the Ibo.
Awesomekoncepts Nigeria understands that the 2 groups,s which had been hostile especially in recent times, brokered peace at the instance of First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi.
Addressing newsmen after the peace meeting at the elder statesman’s house in Ukpor, Nnewi South government Area of Anambra State, Amechi described as unnecessary any sort of an altercation between Ohaneze Ndigbo and IPOB.
According to him, both bodies were fighting for the welfare of Ndigbo.
Amechi, the sole surviving member of the Zikist Movement, expressed joy over the withdrawal threat by Nnamdi Kanu of stoning Chief Nnia Nwodo also as agreeing to figure harmoniously with Ohaneze Ndigbo for the interest of the South East.
He also revealed a part of the resolution from the meeting was the demand for de-proscription of IPOB which he described as illegal.
He urged Governors and State Houses of Assembly within the region to commence action towards lifting the ban.
In his words: “I summoned the 2 bodies of Ohaneze Ndigbo and IPOB to precise my displeasure with what I even have been reading within the newspapers about Kanu giving orders for the stoning of Chief Nwodo by IPOB.
“I’m happy that even before this my peace meeting, Kanu has retracted the statement. We therefore appeal to Nwodo to simply accept the retraction and obtain it off his mind as IPOB has agreed to figure with them.
“The two bodies realizing that it’s an equivalent battle they’re fighting, marginalization, killings and denial of federal to develop South East and Igbo land generally have agreed to figure together for the welfare of Ndigbo.”
Representatives of the IPOB, Aloy Ejimakor said he was at the meeting with the blessings and directions of his clients, even as he thanked Amaechi who he said wasn’t a stranger to what he was doing having been once declared a terrorist.
He confirmed the retraction of his client’s threats on the Ohaneze boss, describing it together spoken at the warmth of the instant .
While stressing the urgent need for regional security, he insisted that such wouldn’t be achievable without the de-proscription of the pro-Biafran body, saying “it has got to participate because the muscle of building the safety .”
He said: “There was a synergy between us and therefore the Ohaneze. Nobody is leaving this place with acrimony. There’s peace in Igbo land. Anybody coming in to require advantage of some leadership crises in Igbo land is really making an error .
“The Igbos are united and love themselves, otherwise, they couldn’t have sustained themselves for the 3-year war . Whoever saying anything contrary is sowing a seed of discord.
Speaking on behalf of Ohaneze Ndigbo, state President of the body, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, said the body endorsed all that was contained within the communique.
He said, “Those who thought our fences are fallen will know that the fences are much stronger than they thought.”