The Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, has urged the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to tell the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to stop firing.
According to a statement made by his media aide, Alli Ibrahim, Oluwo also asked the IPOB to recognize one Nigeria.
“Diversity is a strength of ours.” We must be astute in our use of it and turn it to our advantage. Creating a unified Nigeria is a communal effort. I challenge Ohanaeze Ndigbo to accept responsibility and call for a ceasefire from IPOB and ESN. Then we would understand that we are all Nigerians in Nigeria and will feel more at home.”
Oluwo stated that he would continue to speak until the IPOB and the Eastern Security Network (ESN) stopped murdering people.
The monarch further maintained that he never suggested that the Igbo people could not provide Nigeria’s president, but that they needed to rethink their strategy.
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“The respected throne of the Paramount Ruler of Iwoland needs an apology from Ohanaeze Ndigbo for hasty conclusion and unguided vituperations.”
“Igbo people are my own,” Oluwo stated, referring to a recent statement by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo criticizing his reprimand on IPOB’s sit-at-home directive. I was born with Igbo blood in my veins. Ohanaeze Ndigbo is a prestigious organization that represents a smart, intellectual, diligent, cosmopolitan, industrious, and enlightened people.’
“It is disappointing that my dear Ohanaeze Ndigbo could jump on the media in reaction to a misleading title casted to sell story,” he remarked, adding, “It is sad that my beloved Ohanaeze Ndigbo could jump on the media in response to a deceptive headline casted to sell story.”
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