BY PRINCELY ONYENWE,IMO
The apex Igbo youth sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) led by Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka during a press briefing Meeting at Asaba Delta State has called on the British government to wake up from their political pretence on the failing state of Nigeria since their conditional independence granted to Nigeria in 1960.
The leader of this group however stated that Britain Is the Remote Cause Of Insecurity In Nigeria”
Reacting to the publication on Vanguard Newspaper of 1st April edition where the UK Commissioner, Catriona Laing stated that Nigeria is struggling and needs help to tackle the insecurity in the country, Comrade Igboayaka regretted that the British High Commissioner was just playing to the gallery.
Catriona Laing while commenting on the issue of widespread insecurity in the country said, “We are extremely concerned about the deteriorating security situation. I mean, Nigeria is facing a lot of problem everywhere – in the North-East, Terrorism; in the North-West, Banditry, kidnapping; in the Middle-Belt, farmers-herders conflict, in the South, the Niger Delta conflict; and the secessionist movement in the South-East. So, Nigeria is really struggling.”
In reaction, Igboayaka said: “We Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC), an umbrella of apex Igbo sociocultural youth body have clearly seen that the UK Envoy have seen the consequences of the political evil brought about by the forceful amalgamation of different ethnic nationalities by Lord Lugard in 1912-14 and their deceptive and conditional independence granted to Nigeria by the British Government to maintain imperialism.
“Today let the world and other reasonable international communities know that the British Government planted the evil political seed ravaging Nigeria since 1960 and the genocide of 1967 to 1970 were over 3million Easterners were killed.
“It is obvious that the British political conspiracy against Ndigbo manifested in the odd system of government that was handed over to Nigeria in 1960, both in olden and contemporary politics theory, the system of government given to Nigerians in 1960 remain unknown, and no country have practiced such mixture of government.
“Due to selfish economic reasons, the British Government deceived Gen. Yakubu Gowon to renege on the resolutions of the Aburi Accord even after the recorded 1966 massacre on Igbos in the North, yet the British Government sat on the blood of Nigerians and played the devil’s advocate that consequently wiped out over 3 million people of Eastern Nigeria.
“It beats my imagination that the same British Government with business oriented mindset, who craftily created this contraption could be shedding crocodile tears to deceive the new generation of Nigerians that lacked sense of history, not to know that they are responsible for all the political, religious and ethnic crisis and deaths that experienced in Nigeria since 60 years.”
Comrade Igboayaka noted that the only reasonable and acceptable help the British envoy can offer Nigeria is to call for the speedy implementation of the 3Rs post-war policy of Gen. Gowon and restructuring the country in line with the demands of Nigerians without which they may witness a possible explosion of Nigeria in the nearest possible time.
“What is left for the British Government is to tender an unalloyed apology to the new generation of Nigerians, especially old Eastern Nigeria and those that lost their lives as result of ethnic, religious and political violence and also be at the forefront of a genuine democratic restructuring of Nigeria,” Igboayaka concluded.
This release was signed by Chukwuemeka Chimerue Ucheagu,
Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to OYC National President.
9News Nigeria (Owerri)
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