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Igbo Intelligentsia Forum Congratulates The New Ohanaeze President General

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The President General,
Ohaneze Ndigbo.

Sir, It is with great pleasure that we at the Igbo Intelligentsia Forum wish to congratulate you on your victory at the recently concluded Ohaneze polls.

Your election, as well as other befitting members of your cabinet, came at the nick of the time when Ndi Igbo are in dire need of a credible, stable and people-oriented leadership.

It is our sincere prayer that God will empower and strengthen more, your candid resolve to steer Ala Igbo into the right sociopolitical and economic path.

The Igbo Intelligentsia is a Think tank institution preoccupied with finding solutions to the myriad of disturbing questions about the Igbo nation. It is in this regard that we lend you our unreserved support while also encouraging your leadership to extend a hand of fellowship and incorporate other sister organisations whose aims and objectives are aligned with that of Ohaneze Ndi Igbo in order to collectively expedite actions maka odi mma Ndi Igbo.

Once again, congratulations sir.

Signed.
National Coordinator,
Chief Joe Ikunna

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MASSOB Will Not Support Arms Struggle, Says Uwazuruike |The Republican News

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Founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has distanced his group from the threat by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to resort to arms struggle.
IPOB, in a recent report, threatened to take up arms, if “Nigeria security agents do not retrace their steps from further killing and molestation of Igbo youths”.
Uwazuruike, who spoke in Owerri, the Imo State capital, through MASSOB Leader Solomon Oduchukwu, noted that the threat by IPOB was a confirmation of his alarm about the group’s disposition to violence.
Describing IPOB as a radical movement, Uwazuruike urged Igbo youths to reject any by plan to cause another war in the country.
He said: “Ndigbo cannot afford to go into another war. MASSOB strongly exonerates itself from the threat of IPOB; they have always incited violence and this is against the principles of MASSOB. Their threat can only lead to the killing of innocent youths in Igbo land and we will never allow another bloodshed.
“When you throw stones and other dangerous weapons at security agents, what do you expect? We would never come down to their level. MASSOB can never be compared to IPOB. We have veritable structures and non-violent approaches. We would celebrate MASSOB Day on May 22; Biafra Day on May 30 and MASSOB Anniversary on September 13. What has IPOB got to show? Nothing but violence.”
Also, the MASSOB leader welcomed the new leadership of Ohanaeze.
He urged the new executives to project the interest of Ndigbo, unite the Southsouth and the Southeast.
Uwazuruike said: “We would support the new leaders, if they have the interest of Ndigbo at heart; if they support the actualisation of Biafra. They are welcome.” (The Nation)

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