Trump rally: APGA-USA condemns killing of IPOB members

www.odogwublog.com reports that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), United States of America, USA chapter, has condemned the killing of some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB by security agents during the
separatists’ rally in support of the inauguration of  the new president of America, Donald Trump on 20th of January in Port-Harcourt, River state.

Recall that IPOB had alleged that more than eleven of their unarmed
members were killed by security agents and many sustained bullet
wounds but Nigeria police said no member of the group was killed as
its men employed minimum force to disperse them.

Mr. Ibiam Okwukwe, who is the Secretary of the party in USA in a press
statement he made available to Odogwublog.com  in Abakaliki described
the killing of IPOB members by security agents as unfortunate and
barbaric.

He regretted that Nigeria at 56 was not yet living up to the
expectations of being the abode for all to meaningfully pursue their
life’s aspiration, insisting that killing people with divergent
viewpoints had not and would never address the issue.


He said, “the reason for their divergent view is that the status quo
has not worked for them. It did not work for the previous generation
before them, either. How do you expect them to have faith? Democracy
demands that the Government should listen. Democracy is plurality.
Suppression of opinions anywhere in the world has never worked. Those
opinions only pop up in other areas where the Government may not like
their soiled linens displayed.”

Okwukwe noted that Igbo issues were not going away anytime soon and
that the Federal Government must find a way to embrace and incorporate
the obvious into the mainstream by peacefully taking a firm study of
Multi-ethnic nations rather than its clamping down tactics that would
never work.


The APGA Scribe further condemned the secret trial of the IPOB leader,
Nnamdi Kanu and warned FG to address the issues Kanu has come to
personify, saying,”it is evident that he is not operating from a
vacuum.”


He said given the current situations in the country, All Progressives
Congress ,APC can only be looking at a one-term Presidency, as no sane
Nigerian can vote the ruling party again adding, “Nobody should send a
clueless APC administration back to Abuja.  The country is clearly
worse off than it was one and half years ago. The APC brain trust has
no panacea for Nigerian ills’.

He advised APGA not to consider going into alliance in 2019 because
the party’s ideology cannot be translated by others seeking alliance
with the party arguing that a Presidential candidate would help the
party expound on the benefits of A laissez-faire Nigerian economy to
the average Nigerian, and the benefits of allowing Nigerians the
comparative advantage they have in different domains.

Okwukwe who congratulated the new leadership of Ohaneze led by John
Nnia Nwodo , advised the new president of the highest Igbo
social-cultural organisation that Ohaneze’s presence, advocacy and
policy making roles was no longer enough but should ensure that
whatever it spearheads becomes part of Nigerian administrative
landscape so that it could be seen, heralded and practiced.

He said,”it is not enough to have presence, advocate and make policy.
It is important that whatever he spearheads for the Igbo becomes part
of the Nigerian administrative landscape - Be seen, heralded and
practiced”.

Felix Uka, Abakalkki

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