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Planned Kano Protest: Ohanaeze warns Igbos against Participation
 
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Sat, 25 Nov 2023   ||   Nigeria,
 

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igbo apex sociocultural group, has called on Igbo people residents in Kano State to exercise utmost caution and remain neutral amidst the ongoing political tensions in the area.

Obviously piqued by the pro- and anti-protests surrounding the judgment of the appellate court over the governorship of the State, Ohanaeze Ndigbo advised Igbos against participating in Kano protests scheduled for today, Saturday, November 25, 2023.

A press statement issued by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary General of Ohaneze Ndigbo stated that, “The possibility of these planned protests escalating into full-scale violence and political warfare is a cause for concern. Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls upon all Igbo residents to take preventive measures, including temporarily closing down their businesses, in the event of a breakdown of law and order in Kano. This will help safeguard Igbo properties and prevent the destruction of their goods within Kano State.

“We appeal to the security agents to ensure that Igbos are not made sacrificial lambs to the potential fallout of these two protests in Kano today. Distress calls from Kano indicate that the political godfathers of the rival parties must restrain their followers and encourage them to abide by the law, maintaining peace and order. Failure to manage these Kano rival protests appropriately could jeopardize our democracy.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo, through its communication channels, emphasizes to Igbos in Kano that political abstinence remains crucial in securing their investments and properties. We implore all Igbo residents to prioritize their safety, exercise restraint, and avoid engaging in any activities that may escalate the current tensions.

“We must protect our interests and preserve the peace. By remaining neutral, we demonstrate our commitment to the safety and prosperity of our people. Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges all Igbos in Kano to prioritize their well-being and contribute to the stability of the region.”

 

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