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Ohaneze Ndigbo Set To Welcome President Buhari – Youth Leader

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Ohaneze Ndigbo says it is set to welcome Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in Imo State Southeast Nigeria

The National Youth Leader, Ohaneze Ndigbo worldwide, Engr Damian Okafor disclosed this in a statement in Abakaliki, the State Capital.

Engr Damian called on the entire Igbo people to come out and welcome him with peace and calmness.

“As the number one citizen of the Federal Republic of Nigeria visits Igbo Land, Owerri the capital city of Imo State on the 9th of September 2021, I call for a total calm in the length and breadth of the Land as the Igbo leaders ably led by the  President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide Ambassador Professor George A. Obiozor,  the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum His Excellency Engr Chief David Nweze Umahi FNSE FNATE and not excluding the host Governor His Excellency Sen Hope Odidika Uzodimma are ready to lay the facts on the challenges affecting the Igbo nation to Mr. President hence I encourage Igbo Youths to come out en mass to give Mr. President a resounding welcome. We have been patient and expectant with maximum hope placed on God almighty to help us again as Jehovah did to the people of Israelites while they were in Egypt as Ndigbo still believes in the 11th-hour miracle”. Damian added.

He said it is hoped that President Buhari would address the issues affecting the Southeast in general.

“It is believed that Mr. President cannot come to the Igbo Land, hear all our problems and leave us without a solution especially in the carnage being perpetrated by the Fulani mercenaries, the exclusion of the IGBOS in service chiefs appointment, the underdevelopment of Igbo Nation, the high rate of unemployment among Igbo Youths, the socio-economic war against the Igbo nation; among other things. Let us once again reactivate our spirit of hope and believe in the world of God which says that “To the living, there is hope”. Ndigbo should have a better bargain than secession. A situation where our brothers and sisters in the northern communities especially the city of Jos that was recently fallen under ruthless attack has refused to return back home even when the delegations from the southeast have approached them to come back should be a thing of concern to all of us. Continuing the violent agitations is endangering millions of Ndigbo living outside the Igbo Land. Every IGBO life Matters in this critical time that the enemies of Ndigbo have sworn to invest heavily to ensure that the ever-growing population of Ndigbo is commuted and abated”. He said

He said that the Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership is making efforts to release Igbo boys in detention.

“As for our brothers that are in detention facilities, the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo under the watch of  Professor George A. Obiozor is not sleeping over them. He has lined up a team of lawyers to ensure that they get speedy justice. He is also doing everything within his reach not excluding negotiations, consultations, lobbying and what have you to ensure that their fundamental human rights are totally respected while their trial lasts. Ndigbo has to move forward and eschew violent approach to national issues as violence has never favoured us”. He promised.

He, therefore, welcomed Buhari to the Igbo nation,  believing that his coming will leave us better than his absence.

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