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A member of APGA Board of Trustees (BoT), Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, has called on members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) not to scuttle the forthcoming Nov. 18 elections in Anambra state, saying if it is Biafra they want, then they already have it because all their legislative representatives, Governors and local government chairmen are their own people and from their place.
Ezonwuka told newsmen in Oba, Idemili South Council, on Wednesday that the no-election-in-Anambra song by the agitators was both illogical and out of tune with modern reality.
He said it would amount to cutting off one’s nose to spite his face, as not holding election would further worsen the plight of not just the agitators but the innocent people in Anambra.
He said: “the call for no election lacks sense; it is not in tandem with modern world especially in democratic societies.
“Why will you destroy what you already have because of what you are looking for? Just like cutting off your nose
“What are they even clamouring for? If it is Biafra, they already have it because their councilors, local government chairmen, even governors are their own people.
“What they (IPOB) should be doing now is to see how they can add value to the economic, political and security well-being of the region rather than disturbing the businesses and peace of their brothers and sisters.”
Ezeonwuka, who is the founder of Ogirisi Foundation, a socio-cultural group, blamed the army of youths available for IPOB agitations and rallies on joblessness.
The cultural leader said successive government had been unfair to the youths through their inability to provide business and economically viable environment for them to be gainfully busy.
He said if the youths calling for Biafra and agitating against democratic election had something to keep them economically busy, they would not abandon it.
“What you see is a sign of frustration; they (youths) have been deprived of their rights by governments in the South-East.
“My opinion is that leaders in the zone should not just talk with the youths but device a way to build the regional economy for youths just like Taiwan is a big economy under China,” he said.