The youth wing of the pan-Igbo socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has faulted reports credited to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which described the Igbo summit held in Owerri, as insignificant as well as a stage-managed jamboree, pointing that Ndigbo is the landlords of Nigeria and cannot leave it for anybody; but will only continue to seek for justice, equity and fair play for all Nigerians.
In a statement signed by its Chairman of all state chairmen, Mazi Alex Okemini, the youth group said IPOB missed the point by describing a gathering of eminent Igbo leaders as a jamboree and urged the group to tender an unreserved apology to the leaders.
The Youth Council noted that it is not compulsory for every meeting of Igbo leaders to hold in Enugu and advised the IPOB to respect Igbo leaders who had fought to bring Ndigbo to their present status and warned that Ndigbo would continue to seek for fair play in Nigeria.
“Apart from Enugu which is the capital city of Igbo land, a meeting of Igbo leaders can be convened in other towns in Igbo land. There is no rule which says that every Igbo event must hold in Enugu. We wish to remind IPOB that Ndigbo is the landlords of Nigeria and cannot leave it for anybody; but will only continue to seek for justice, equity and fair play for all Nigerians.”