Biafra group mocks Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says North would never allow restructuring
The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has reacted to the statement by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo that Biafra is not feasible.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, last week, advised pro-Biafra groups to accept restructuring.
Reacting, BNYL Leader, Princewill Richard, in a statement on Sunday, advised Ohanaeze to stop building castles in the air, stressing that Northern Nigeria will never support restructuring of the country.
He further described efforts of the apex Igbo group as a “waste of time”.
Richard said: “Everyone knows that those clamoring for restructuring are just hiding from Biafra struggle. The Ohanaeze should know that restructuring Nigeria is not also feasible, it’s unrealistic.
“The north being in charge of the National Assembly, the Executive and the Judiciary will never allow a restructured Nigeria.
“Although a restructured Nigeria would have been good, as that will favour the ongoing struggle for independence of Biafra, but knowing or suspecting that maybe the game plan, the north and west will not fall mugu.
“I laugh when I hear President of Ohanaeze say that he has brought entire Southern Nigeria together and the three geopolitical zones are now backing their restructuring agenda; he will be disappointed at the last minute.
“Our fathers went to war when Nigeria refused to implement Ojukwu’s proposal to restructure the country during the Aburi Accord; will Ohanaeze be ready to retrace it steps if their restructuring clamour fails?”.
However, the BNYL restated that the Ohanaeze was free to go ahead with their summit on Monday in Awka, Anambra state.
The group also urged the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to withdraw its threat to disrupt the event.