Peace might proceed to elude Nigeria except injustices being meted on Ndigbo are reversed; former governor of previous Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, declared, yesterday.
Nwobodo, who recognized the continued denial of the individuals of the South East the place of president of the nation as one of many main injustices towards Ndigbo, mentioned peace will solely return to the nation when an Igbo assumes management of the nation.
He spoke in Enugu, yesterday, throughout his 79th birthday celebration, organised for him by Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The elder statesman additionally mentioned he would proceed to combat for the unity of all Igbo, whilst he wished he could be Igbo in his subsequent life.
Senator Nwobodo attributed formation of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), and another related teams, to excessive fee of unemployment within the nation and suggested governments, in any respect ranges, to make sure provision of jobs for teenagers.
“I will likely be an Igbo in my subsequent life. As soon as we are able to love ourselves, the sky will likely be our restrict.
“There’s IPOB as a result of there isn’t any job. Graduates of 10 years with out jobs can’t simply hold quiet.
“I’ve accepted the problem of uniting Ndigbo. Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani now calls me boss and I’m overwhelmed and shocked on the marvellous works of God.
“There will likely be no peace in Nigeria till an Igbo man turns into President of Nigeria. Nigeria ought to give Ndigbo their share of the nation. How will you revolve energy simply amongst a specific set of Nigerians?
“We wished to go earlier than; we gained’t combat however peace will elude Nigeria if it continues to disclaim Ndigbo their due entitlement. I can’t disappoint Ndigbo and I need to at all times stand by the reality,” he mentioned.
Nwobodo additionally frowned on the case of the previous Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who, he mentioned, was not handled pretty by authorities within the method he was booted out of workplace.
“How might the Chief Justice of the nation be handled like a typical felony? I’ve by no means met him however the Judiciary, which is the one factor binding Nigeria collectively, has been desecrated,” he mentioned.
Notable personalities together with Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, President Common of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; Senator Chimaroke Nnamani; Senator Ben Obi and Osita Chidoka, amongst others, have been on the birthday celebration.