An Apex Igbo Socio-Cultural Organization known as Ohanaeze Ndigbo has requested that President Buhari retract his threat against a secessionist agitator in the Southern part of Nigeria.
Recall that President Buhari had in a tweet vowed to deal with those against his Government just like the civil war.
The tweet has since received a lot of critics from Nigerians, and the Twitter management has further deleted the tweet because it went against their rules.
The Igbo Socio-Cultural group has asked President Buhari to withdraw the tweet and apologize to the people of southeast Nigeria.
According to the statement made by the Ohanaeze Secretary-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, he said President Buhari should “quickly rescind the threats of repeating the episode of the civil war experience which killed 3 million Igbo people and wreaked havoc on Igbo properties.
“Mr. President should also tender an unreserved apology to Ndigbo for the civil war carnage against Southeast.”
Isiguzoro insists that the insecurity in the Southeast may not be far from bandits from the North, stressing that “before now, there was a clear warning, even by US Embassy that killer herdsmen and Northern bandits were heading south to destabilize the region. What is happening now is now far from it, so the tag should not be on Igbo youths.”
The Ohanaeze Secretary-General added that they were solidly behind the Southeast Governors in the moment of tribulation and difficulty towards the restoration of peace and stability in the region.
“President Buhari should regularly be scheduled to meet with Igbo Governors and leaders, including youths and agitators. This exhibition of love is what Nigerians expect from Buhari, not a civil war threat.
“The Federal Government honored the Yoruba nation through MKO Abiola by the declaration of June 12 as Democracy Day to heal the psyche and wounds of the past. Southeast should also be honored through presidential pardon and amnesty for all Biafra agitators.
“Never again should Ndigbo be threatened with the genocide of 30 months of Biafra war,” he stated.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government has accused Tweeter management of playing double standard, insisting that President Muhammadu Buhari had the right to express himself.
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