By Nnamdi OBI, Abakaliki: THE Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC) Worldwide has vowed to do everything possible to shield South East Governors from external attack following the physical assault on former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu in Germany.
In a statement, Friday in Abakaliki, the National President of OYC Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro stated that the attack on Ekweremadu and threat to attack South East Governors is being sponsored by politicians who want to discredit the South East presidential hopeful, promising that they will resist it.
Calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities between South East Governors and IPOB, the Ohanaeze Youths noted that Ndigbo can no longer afford to allow internal conflicts to truncate its larger political interests, and called for a closing of ranks ahead 2023.
Isiguzoro pointed out that Ndigbo should not “slaughter our collective image and integrity over activities being sponsored by politicians outside Igbo land, whose only interest is to see us fail in the pursuit of our goals.
The state reads: “We call for a truce, and immediate cease fire raging on between the South East Governors and IPOB over the threat and counter threats being harvested from both quarters.
“We have uncovered the real plot behind the recent harassment and threats that has climaxed in placing N1 million bounty on anyone who gives useful information about overseas travel plans of South East Governors.
“This is the evidence that they are being sponsored by politicians outside Igbo land who are out to discredit our leaders with money made available to them to hack down South East Governors.
“We will do everything possible to shield South East Governors from external aggression being sponsored by politicians.”
“Based on reports that there is the possibility of IPOB attacking South East Governors in Nigeria and abroad starting from next month, we Ohanaeze Youths alert all South East Governors to double their security settings.
“They should not fall into any traps of being provoked and distracted from tackling the insecurity challenges emanating from the activities of suspected Fulani herdsmen, this is the finest hour for all genuine lovers of Igbo culture and values to stand up and defend their political leaders and urge IPOB to retract their steps and allow peace to thrive.”