Court of Appeal Judgment: Be Neutral - Ohanaeze to Ibos of Kano

Court of Appeal Judgment: Be Neutral – Ohanaeze to Ibos of Kano

The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Saturday called on Igbo residents of Kano State to exercise utmost caution and remain neutral amid continuing political uncertainty and tension.

Mr Ohanaeze advised Igbo residents not to take part in any protests amidst the controversial protests over the Court of Appeal’s decision.

Recall that the Court of Appeal removed Governor Yusuf and declared Gauna as the duly elected governor of the state.

However, a certified photocopy of the judgment (CTC) showed that the Court of Appeal confirmed Yusuf’s victory. However, the court rejected this on the ground of a typographical error.

Some supporters of Yusuf’s New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) took to the streets to protest the court’s ruling. There are signs of another round of protests in the state today (Saturday).

However, Ohanaeze said the potential for these planned protests to escalate into full-blown violence and political warfare is a cause for concern.

The top Igbo authority called on all Igbo residents to take precautionary measures, including closure of businesses, in case law and order breaks down in Kano, adding: “This is to protect Igbo property and protect Kano. This will help prevent the destruction of items inside the country,” he added. Kano state. ”

A statement by the Ohanaeze factional secretary-general, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, read in part: “In the potential fallout of these two protests in Kano today, we appeal to security agencies to ensure that Igbo people are not turned into sacrificial lambs.

“The distress call from Kano shows that the political godfathers of rival political parties must restrain their supporters and encourage them to abide by the law and maintain peace and order. These Kano rival protests If not managed properly, our democracy could be at risk.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo, through its communication channels, emphasizes to the Igbo people of Kano that political abstinence remains important in securing investments and property. , we implore you to prioritize your own safety, exercise restraint, and avoid participating in activities that may escalate current tensions.

“We must protect our interests and maintain peace. By remaining neutral, we demonstrate our commitment to the security and prosperity of our people. Mr. Ohanaeze Ndigbo We urge the Igbo people to prioritize their own well-being and contribute to regional stability.”


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