The President-General of the pan Igbo-Cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, has called youths in the South East not to foment trouble or engage in activities that will put them in confrontation against the Nigerian state and turning the region into a war zone as a result of the Operation Python Dance III soon to be launch by the Nigerian Army in the area.
Nwodo made this passionate appeal at the Business Conference of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the Diaspora on Tuesday, October 30, in Enugu.
The Ohanaeze chieftain’s fear is coming on the heels of the announcement by the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army that the Python Dance III will soon commence.
The Ndigbo leader told the youth to take advantage of the next year’s general elections to support a government that would change the country for better.
The leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo regretted last year’s ugly incident in which several members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) lost their lives, following the military invasion of their leader’s compound at Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, in Abia state.
Nwodo said the yearning of the majority of Nigerians is a system of government that would re-engineer the economy the way it was in the first republic.
He insisted that the only way to achieve this is to restructure the system of governance. “Four zones out of the six in the country have set the agenda for restructuring. I appeal to our people to go out and vote during the election because your warfare is your vote,” he said.