An activist, Comrade Paul Ikechukwu Njoku, has threatened to sue leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo for allegedly frustrating the moves for a new state in the south east.
He also noted that the Igbos are blessed so much by God than any other race in Nigeria saying “it has become difficult for the race to attain its potential because some elements in the region are bent on making life difficult for the people because of their selfish intentions.”
Njoku had in a previous statement alleged that the south east governors and the leadership of Ohanaeze led by Chief Nnia Nwodo were making it impossible for the smooth take off of the process of creation of a new state in the south east.
He said some vested interest among the Igbo leaders were responsible for the delay in the state creation process.
According to him President Mohammadu Buhari had agreed to help the south east expedite the process of a new state in the south east. But the process according to him is being frustrated because the leaders have not agreed on where the state will be created.
Miffed by the political undertone in the state creation saga, Njoku said he was ready to take the matter up in a court of law and challenge the activities of Ohanaeze and other Igbo leaders holding back the south east.
Part of the statement reads: “Ndigbo Worldwide can now see that Igbo leaders are holding us against recognition and development in the Southeast. They are the reason why we are treated like filths and second-class slaves in Nigeria. What else do you want Buhari to do for you if you cannot basically start thinking wisely on the State creation compliance?
“Why can we not grab this opportunity of State creation whilst we prosecute restructuring and self-determination? Why must there be irrelevant conflicts amongst the Igbo when it comes to national discourse, cohesion, resource distribution and understanding? If you are marginalised, must you also marginalise yourself? Can’t we be peaceful in unity? Who cursed Ndigbo?
He then threatened to “expose all the perceived conspirators and haters of Igbo development amongst the Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the court of law. I will unmask the evil characters. Igbo Youths will not continue to tolerate this ugly development by the Igbo leaders which is hell bent and capable of destroying and decimating our generation and generation yet unborn”.