Igbo Delegates Assembly (IDA) has said that recent outburst in favour of the establishment of the state of Biafra a response to the socio-economic imbalances in Nigeria.
IDA, after a three-day meeting in Abuja, asked the the federal government to drop the idea of revoking Kanu’s bail.
The group in a communiqué signed at the end of the meeting by Chi Nwogu and Austine Ifedinezi, president general and secretary of the assembly, respectively, urged the federal government to take urgent steps to put Nigeria “on a path of peaceful co-existence, through equitable distribution of patronage and infrastructural development.”
IDA argued that the recent outburst in favour of the establishment of the state of Biafra was simply a response to the socio-economic imbalances in Nigeria which, they added, would give way once the imbalances are genuinely addressed.
The group added that “together as a people and persuade the federal government to put in place a framework for equitable existence in the Nigerian project.
“This should be done through the convocation of a sovereign conference, of the component ethnic nationalities, or an adoption of the reports of the 2014 National Conference.”
Speaking on the withdrawal quit notice giving to the Igbo in the North by Arewa youths, the IDA hailed prominent northerners who worked for peace as well as the courage of the Coalition in backing down.
“It is on this note that we appeal to security agencies to be on guard throughout the period to prevent any breakdown of law and order in any part of Nigeria, especially in the north,” it said.
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