Last week Tuesday, Nnamdi Kanu had called on his protesters disguising as #EndSARS protesters to ambush and kill all governors, soldiers, policemen, and destroy public properties, as well as government infrastructures in Nigeria inclusing in the South East.
Howver, during an interview on Thursday with veteran Journalist, Dele Momodu, the IPOB leader apologised to Ndigbo on the various viral video in which he threatened to destroy government facilities in the South East region.
In a swift reaction, Ohanaeze said the apologies, though a welcome development, the statements credited to the IPOB leader and activities of the group was gradually making then lose relevance in the South East region.
The group insisted that as a follow up to the apologies, Nnamdi Kanu should immediately retract his #EndSARS vituperative attacks, inflammatory threats and retreat from unnecessary violent protests in the South East.
Ohanaeze claimed that some politicians from Yoruba extraction and North Eastern zone have concluded plan to scuttle Igbo presidential project by manipulating IPOB activities indirectly for 2023.
The group urged the IPOB leader to learn from history especially “Awolowo’s betrayal against Igbo Legend, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in 1967”.
This was contained in a statement signed by president-general of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and secretary-general, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, which reads:
“OYC commends Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for heeding to the advice of the Leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide to immediately tender an unreserved apology to Ndigbo, and should retract his #EndSARS vituperative attacks, inflammatory threats, bogus media claims and retreat from unnecessary violent protests in the Southeast.
“In Igboland, it’s unimaginable and taboo for anyone to speak for Igbo without proper consultative approvals from Igbo stakeholders. IPOB is gradually losing relevance after their failed protests on Monday 26th October 2020.
“Yoruba politicians and North East presidential aspirant through their selfishness are manipulating IPOB activities indirectly for 2023 build-up to scuttle Igbo Presidency project and it should stop henceforth.
“Nnamdi Kanu should learn from history especially Awolowo’s betrayal against Igbo Legend, Dimm Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu in 1967.
“OYC wishes to inform Nnamdi Kanu that his sins have been forgiven by Igbo Youth Leadership led by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro. He should go and sin no more.”
KanyiDaily had also reported that Nnamdi Kanu alleged that Nnamdi Azikwe started the problems Igbo people are currently suffering in Nigeria.