Echefu, Igbo youth leader, declares support for Nnamdi Kanu
The National President of Indigenous Igbo Youth Congress (IIYC), Chief John Mayor Echefu, has declared his full support for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Echefu said that Kanu would not have taken to peaceful struggle for the emancipation of the Igbo, if successive leadership of the country had been fair to the Igbo.
This is contained in a statement, by the Igbo Youth group, which was monitored by Obinwannem News on Friday.
In the statement where he emphasized that his group after considering the plight of the Igbo has decided to support Kanu in his peaceful approach to the realization of the Biafra project, he also said that the actions and policies of the government ever since the end of the war where the government said there was no victor, no vanquished have proved to be the contrary.
Echefu advised the Igbo leaders to desist from defaming the IPOB leader, adding that if they can’t encourage or support him, they had better hold their peace.
He also pointed out that the IPOB leader is a child of circumstance, and he is trying to mirror the situation that his people found themselves in the country.
“His actions have given voice top some Igbo who have lost their voices or who watch helplessly as they were being oppressed.
“If his approach is not all that right like some people argue, then, it beholds them to advise him, and advise him on the right approach instead of castigating him.
“Any part of Igbo you visit, you will behold the relics of the civil war; the race is denied of what should come to them in terms of appointments, infrastructure development. Any single thing or project executed in the region is blown out of proportion and would be seen as a favor, while jumbo projects are being carried out in other parts of the country.
“Is this not a way of telling the Igbo that the war is still on in another way, or telling them that the war is not over?” He concluded.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News