Akpa said this in Enugu while reacting to the military operations in the South East. He pleaded to Igbo leaders to act quickly and wisely.
“It is important that our leaders, the traditional rulers in all communities in Igboland, our Governors, Senators, members of the House of Representatives and all other political offices holders come out boldly and cautiously decide on the way forward.”
“I commend the South East governors for proscribing the activities of IPOB but that is not enough. I will advice Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB members to tarry a little while to avoid causing war where innocent and armless easterners will start losing their lives for no just cause,” he said.
He also pleaded with those bent on continuing with the agitation for Biafra to remember the horrors of war, advising them to exercise restraints and tow the part of peace.
“I want us to reflect on the ravages caused during the Nigerian-Biafran war when millions of Biafrans were killed. Let us reflect on the reason for the war and how the war ended.”
“Let us recalled that at a certain stage during the war, Ojukwu left us for Ivory Coast and those of us in the battle field didn’t know what transpired but we were full of expectations and when he came back, the music changed.”
“He never talked of Biafra again. I wish to state that at other time I was personally invited to attend a political rally organized by APGA at the Presidential Hotel, Enugu.
“In that rally, Dim Emeka Ojukwu was campaigning to be elected as the president of Nigeria.”
Akpa advised Igbo elites to “Pressurise the Federal Government towards restructuring where the Southeast will at all times have adequate democratic dividends like other zones.”
“This is because the Ndigbo are more Nigerian than any other group in this country. By our nature, we are in every corners of this country. Wherever they go, they sojourn and develop the place.
“For me, I am no more agitating for Biafra. I am pursuing Ojukwu’s agenda for an Igbo man to become president of Nigeria. This is my own submission.” SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US VIA EMAIL: INFO@247NIGERIANEWSUPDATE.CO RECEIVE NEWS VIA OUR WHATSAPP, KINDLY TEXT +234 701 056 0394 TO ADD YOU CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL FOR NEWS UPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN US ON TWITTER FOR INSTANT NEWS UPDATE: @247NGNEWSUPDATE CLICK HERE TO JOIN MILLIONS AROUND THE GLOBE TO READ NEWS ON OUR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE FOR INSTANT UPDATES ON INSTAGRAM CLICK HERE RECEIVE INSTANT NEWS UPDATE VIA OUR BBM BROADCAST: D3EDEFDF PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>