PATRON of Biafra War Veterans,
Dr. Ramas Asuzu has described
the agitations of Indigenous
People of Biafra, IPOB, as a
fruitless venture, adding that
Igbos were the architects of their
misfortunes.
Briefing journalists yesterday in
his country home, Nri Kingdom,
Anaocha Local Government Area
of Anambra State, Asuzu stated
that the marginalisation of Ndigbo
was as a result of their defeat in
the Nigeria/Biafra war of 1967 to
1970. Asuzu also called on President
Muhammadu Buhari to implement
the recommendations of the 2014
National Conference, adding that
he never associated himself with
Nnamdi Kanu’s agitation for Biafra
sovereignty.
He stated that Kanu emerged after
a perceived leadership vacuum in
Igboland. “There is a vacuum in
Igboland and that made Nnamdi
Kanu to come and hijack the Igbo
leadership, which is a taboo.”
According to him, IPOB was
moving smoothly until Kanu
came to the scene and hijacked it
for selfish purpose, and because
it appeared that “Igbos like noise
making.”
He stated the way Kanu
adopted in his drive for agitation
for freedom and secession
through hate speeches would not
work and was an invitation to
violence.
“There were no due
consultations and Ndigbo failed
to come to the round table for
exhaustive deliberations on
burning issues before taking
actions.
“I warned against the agitation
because it was another step in
Igbo nation for our children to be
massacred,” he stated.
Asuzu expressed confidence
in the leadership of the apex
Igbo socio-cultural organization,
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and hailed
the president-general, Chief
Nnia Nwodo, for his boldness in
speaking out and piloting the Igbo
affairs since assumption of office
to the best of his ability unlike “his
predecessors who shared money
in the hotel…”

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