The aspirant to the Ohaneze President General, Chief Goddy Uwazuruike has debunked claims that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is a terrorist group, stating that proscribing it is unfair and unwise decision taken by the Federal Government.
Uwazuruike said this in an interview with pressmen in Owerri, the Imo State capital. He noted that the ban should not have been imposed on IPOB because they have not subjected themselves to carrying arms.
Uwazuruike noted that his interests to run for the PG of Ohaneze in 2021 is to ensure that the Igbo presidency is achieved, adding that the widely clamored restructuring has not and will not be accepted.
In his words, “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.
“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. As president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, I will make it the arrowhead of my administration,” he added.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News