The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Monday, said Igbo youths have lost confidence and trust in their political leaders for allegedly failing to protect them the way northern leaders protect their youths.
Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, the national president of OYC, stated this in Enugu while reacting to the declaration by southeast governors/stakeholders that they were not in support of the agitation for self-determination by some Igbo groups.
Recall that the southeast governors/stakeholders, during their meeting on 19th June, 2021, condemned any activities of groups in the region calling for secession from Nigeria.
According to them, “We condemn in totality, the activities of violent secessionist groups in southeast and elsewhere. We firmly proclaim that we do not support them. They do not speak for southeast.
“The impression that southeast leaders are silent over some of our youth agitators for secession is not correct.”
Comrade Igboayaka claimed the inaction of the stakeholders against injustices in the region birthed many groups, such as MASSOB, IPOB, MOBIN, Eastern People’s Congress, Biafra National Council, Zonist, Biafra Independent Movement, and Biafra Nation League.
In his words, “It’s obvious that southeast governors and stakeholders have lost sense of reality on ground as regards the quest for self-determination by many pro-Biafra groups.
“Let the world understand and know the truth that southeast governors and stakeholders are the remote cause of any perceived violence by self-determination groups in Igbo land.