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Ohaneze: Our Mandate Is Igbo Presidency, Not Biafra 

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The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has stated that Igbo did not instruct it to seek the actualisation of a Sovereign State of Biafra.

The apex group asserted that its deal with the Igbo nation was to grasp the 2023 presidency for Igbo extraction.

Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, the Anambra State’s President Ohanaeze Ndigbo problem President said on Tuesday, acknowledged this at the end of the groups’ meeting in Awka, the state capital.

PUNCH quoted as reported this: “We are pursuing Igbo presidency because the executive of Ohanaeze, led by Chief Nnia Nwodo, has the mandate of Ndigbo to negotiate the Igbo position in Nigeria.

“He wasn’t given a mandate for the Sovereign State of Biafra. That’s why we are saying, give us what is due for us, and Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction is what we are looking for,”

Reacting on deregistration of a splinter Ohanaeze group by the Corporate Affairs Commission, Okeke-Ogene applauded the CAC for “throwing into the dustbin” the fragment group.

The group had earlier responded to continued agitation by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), blamed it on President Mohammadu Buhari’s style of government.

The group’s president, John Nnia Nwodo while responding to questions on Arise News via Skype, said Nigerian youths are failed up with Nigeria, particularly, Igbos.

He said Nnamdi Kanu’s agitation for Biafra indicates that they felt not carried along in the present government.

He explained that Igbos are excluded from the major employment opportunities, both Jobs and many more.

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