Go And Tell Them We Are Going No Where – Ohanaeze Ndigbo Sends Message To Igbos In Lagos State
The Chairman, Council of Elders, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has said that there is no fracas between the Igbo and Yoruba in Lagos State.
Naija News recalls that there were alleged cases of attacks against Igbos in the state during the conduct of the gubernatorial elections.
Reacting, Iwuanyanwu said those who were perpetrating Igbo profiling in the state were simply political rascals.
Speaking at a ceremony in Awka, Anambra held to commemorate Governor Chukwuma Soludo’s one year in office, the Ohanaeze chieftain condemned the rascals for the ethnically charged rhetoric against the Igbo in the state.
He noted that the group would handle the rascals by setting up a commission of inquiry to find out things destroyed.
He insisted that the Igbos had contributed a lot to the state hence they would not leave.
He urged the Igbos in Lagos to remain calm as the situation has been resolved.
He said, “I want to tell those in Lagos to realise that there is no war between us and Yorubas. They are just political rascals, and we’re going to handle them.
“The elders have directed the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, [Okey] Emuchay, to set up a commission of inquiry to find out things destroyed; people are going to pay.”
He noted that he convened a meeting of the Ohanaeze Council of Elders worldwide, who X-rayed the events in Lagos during the meeting held on Wednesday
“I want to tell you that people who attended from our branches in America, Canada, Europe, London and Nigeria have resolved and I want those from Lagos to go home and tell those in Lagos.
“We have resolved that never again can we allow anybody to take the life of any innocent person. All of us are going to fight the person. Never again,” he said
Reacting to the rhetoric ordering Igbo sojourners to leave other regions, he said, “We are not going anywhere.”