Ohaneze Reveals Those Responsible For Hunger, Marginalization In Igboland
The Ohaneze Ndigbo youth wing has blamed Igbo leaders for the marginalization as well as hunger in the south east.
Yans.ng gathered that the Igboayaka who is the president of the youth wing of the socio-cultural Igbo group said this on Tuesday, November 5 in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi.
He claimed 75 per cent of the marginalization and hunger Igbo people complain about was caused by the leaders who paid no attention to the plight of the people.
The Ohaneze leader said: “We are being marginalized by our brothers and our sisters, we are being marginalized by those that are representing us at the Senate, House of Reps as well as the governors. They should wake up to their responsibilities. That is why I said that 75% of the marginalization in Igbo land is caused by our leaders, they should sit up.
“There is hunger in the land, they should create the enabling environment for us to survive. If we have a seaport now that is in full operation, you will see that the level of unemployment would be taken care of. Is it Buhari that would talk about seaport for us? No, it is our governors, our senators that should start making it an issue. And you can see the economic value of seaport.
“We say we are being marginalized by the north, look at the population of Ndigbo, do you know that Ndigbo constitutes 42% of the population of this country? And you are saying that you are being marginalized by Fulani that is not up to 7million.
“We have up to 120 million of Ndigbo living in this country. And you are telling me that people that are 7 million are marginalizing us. It is unacceptable, we need to sit up and that is why I’m mobilizing the youths so that we can transform our population into a political capital,” he reiterated.
He said what Igbos need is good representation and not necessarily the presidency.