Wednesday, August 9, 2017 8:37 pm
Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, a member of APGA Board of Trustees (BoT), has called on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) not to scuttle the Nov. 18 elections in Anambra.
Ezonwuka told newsmen in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Council on Wednesday that the “No Election in Anambra’’ song by the agitators was both illogical and out of tune with modern reality.
He said it would amount to cutting off one’s nose to spite his face as not holding election in Anambra would further worsen the plight of not just the agitators but innocent people in Anambra.
“The call for no election lacks sense; it is not in tandem with modern world, especially in democratic societies.
“Why will you destroy what you already have because of what you are looking for? Just like cutting off your nose?
“What are they even clamouring for? If it is Biafra, they already have it because their councillors, local government chairmen, even governors are their own people.
“What they should be doing now is to see how they can add value to the security, economic and political wellbeing of the region rather than disturbing the businesses and peace of their brothers and sisters,’’ he said.
Ezeonwuka, who is the founder of “Ogirisi Foundation’’, a socio-cultural group, however, blamed the army of youths available for IPOB agitations and rallies on joblessness.
He said that successive governments had been unfair to the youth through their inability to provide business and economically viable environment for them to be gainfully busy.
According to him, if the youths calling for Biafra and agitating against democratic election had something to keep them economically busy, they will not abandon it.
“What you see is a sign of frustration; they have been deprived of their rights by governments in the South-East.
“My opinion is that leaders in the zone should not just talk with the youth but device a way to build our regional economy for youths just like Taiwan is a big economy under China,’’ he said. (NAN)