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Igbo Quit Notice: Mere Condemnation Won’t Solve Problem – Eastern Consultative Assembly

The Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, on Thursday at its 7th session in Enugu urged relevant stakeholders to go beyond condemnations in handling the quit notice served on Igbos resident in the Northern part of Nigeria.

In a communiqué issued after the session, which was signed by Chief (Mrs) Maria Okwor, Deputy Leader and Rev Fr. John Odey, the Publicity Secretary, the Igbo group noted that efforts must be made to address the major issues leading to the quit notice.

The meeting was attended by all the affiliate groups of the ECA, including religious bodies, Youth groups, students associations, traditional rulers, traders’ organizations, women groups, town unions, N.G.O.s and professional bodies.

“The ECA commends the South East governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership, our friends and lovers of truth from the middle belt, the South West, the Niger Delta and beyond, for standing by our people as we are asked to quit the North.

“ECA assures the Northern Leaders who reprimanded and disowned the QUIT NOTICE GIVERS, that calling for calm and unity without addressing the truth, is unhelpful and deceitful.

“What is the real truth? Ninety five percent of the oppressed do not want to continue the 1970 experiment of master/servant relationship. Restructure Nigeria now or let us go.

“The 47 year old humiliating experience in Nigeria is unacceptable, we cannot take it anymore.

“Death in the process of fighting for our honour and dignity is better than eternal slavery. We are tired of Nigeria as presently constituted. We simply do not wish to transfer our second class status to our progeny”, they stated.

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