Twelve groups in the South-east have supported the move by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to ‘sit-at-home’ on September 14, 2018.
In a meeting held in Enugu on Monday, at the residence of Chief (Mrs) Maria Okwor; Okwor who was also the Convener, expressed the need the event should be observed by all and sundry.
Many groups, traditional rulers, traders’ associations, youth groups and students organizations amongst others were in attendance of the meeting where Okwor said that Ndigbo have been meted out with untold humiliation under the Nigerian occupation, insisting that Nigeria can only survive if she can observe the 1963 constitution.
Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko, Secretary of ECA and founder of Igbo Youth Movement, IYM, while speaking at the event expressed dismay over the importation of military hardware in Igbo land every September.
According to Ugochukwu-Uko, “Next, they will say some students threw stones at them and mayhem will be unleashed on our people. There’s no war going on here, there are no killings going on here. Igbo land is peaceful, why the constant invasion?
“The soldiers should be drafted to the Sambisa Forest in Borno State and other local governments where killings are going on everyday. They should go to Plateau, Taraba and Benue States among others where there are killings and save hapless citizens who are slaughtered daily, while the government is either blaming Libyans or telling Middle Belt people to surrender their land to the herdsmen to save their lives.
“Bringing the so -called Python Dance 3 to our peaceful region now is only designed to deliberately provoke a confrontation that will lead to further loss of lives as they did last year.”
“Ndigbo who were aggrieved over this endless provocative and humiliating invasion called Python Dance 3, should stay indoors on Friday, September 14 to send a message to the world that we are angry over this constant humiliation.
“The meeting also resolved to send a message to the United Nations that Nigeria will die if the structure is not returned to the 1963 constitution.
“The meeting also agreed to organize a street march in October to drive home their demand for a new constitution, asserting that the rigid unitary constitution designed by the military is an evil document. “
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