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Biafra, Nigeria , Restructuring And Referendum; What Ohanaeze Ndigbo Stand For – By Chuks Ibegbu

The Igbo Youths clamoring for Biafra in retrospect have no need to be blamed, even if their style is sometimes out of tune with the body language of Igbo elders. Igbo elders have seen war and its devastation and would not want anything that would bring another calamity to Igbo youths.

There is a raging debate on whether Igbos want Biafra, Restructuring, or Referendum . Ohanaeze Ndigbo position has been constant and clear. It advocates that a restructured Nigeria with justice and equity will serve Ndigbo more than secession.

It took into consideration the past , present and future before arriving at this crucial decision. Good enough key voices in Nigeria are keying in to this mood. 

Our children in IPOB AND MASSOB ,. though with genuine grievances need to be in the same page with Ohanaeze Ndigbo. Our son Nnamdi Kanu has done well in heightening the mood of Ndigbo in Nigeria, but there must be some caution and restraint on the strategy and methodology.

Biafra of the mind is not a bad idea , but a physical Biafra at this point in time need a very deep retrospection , introspection and analytical brainstorming which is not decided in the market.It is only more plausible if the event of 1966 repeats itself in Nigeria.

Referendum is not a bad idea too, but its is not a tea party either. It is an opiton that will be more portent if restructuring clamor fails.

Barr Nnia Nwodo and the new Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership is poised to aggregate the diverse views and opinions of Ndigbo and synthesise an option that will ultimately give Ndigbo their desired leverage in Nigeria. While diplomatic tact and pressure is not out of place in this , superior arguments that will not jeopardize the position and future of Ndigbo will be more attractive. Ka Chineke Mezie Okwu

Chuks Ibegbu, The national deputy publicity secretary, Ohanaeze ndigbo

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