Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council in a message to all Igbo’s in the celebration of the 2020 Igbo Youth day, has described the recent unholy alliance between Yoruba activists and Biafra agitators as a ploy to repeat the mistake of 1967 and derail the 2023 Igbo Presidency project through declaration of a purported Oduduwa Republic.
In a press statement obtained my ElombahNews and signed by spokesman of the group, OYC said,
“Igbo Youths can still recount vividly the role of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, the Yoruba hero, immediately he was released from Calabar Prison by Col. Chukwuemeka Ojukwu with an agreement that both Oduduwa and Biafra Republics will be declared and end Nigeria’s existence. Unfortunately, Awolowo could not keep his own part of the bargain. He betrayed Biafrans and fought them on the side of Nigeria.
“Igbo Youths wish to categorically warn Biafra agitators that Oduduwa Republic is packaged with sinister motives by enemies of Ndi Igbo to frustrate 2023 Igbo Presidency project and divide the ranks of Biafrans. Historical facts have shown that Yoruba’s have never been in support of Biafra agitation until now, but Igbo’s are wiser. We cannot be used as sacrificial lamb to cement Yoruba’s interest with the North.”
“Oduduwa Republic is a scam and it’s fraudulent declaration is designed to hoodwink Biafrans into a planned disaster that awaits them in the near future.”
“If Awolowo could betray Biafrans and promulgate Economic policies that led to the starvation and painful death of over 2 million Biafrans during the civil war and gave 20 pounds to those that survived the pogrom then no right thinking Igbo will fall for a cheap deal for a purported declaration of Oduduwa Republic.”
“Igbos will never Support any declaration of Oduduwa Republic and we are only in support of the Northern Alliance with East, they had been the Traditional allies of the Igbo since 1960.”