Igbo Groups Plan 5 million-man March For True Federalism


About 42 Igbo or­ganisations have concluded plans to carry out a five million-man march in December to press home the restructuring of the country to make it true federalism.
The planned march will hold in the five South East states next month.
The Founder of Igbo Youth Movement (IYM), Evang. Elliot Uko, who disclosed this after their marathon meeting with Igbo traders organisations in Enugu yesterday, said
the planned five million-man march would hold in the five states of the South East zone.
According to him, the march will hold simultane­ously in Afikpo, Abaka­liki, Nsukka, Enugu, Aba, Umuahia, Ohafia, Okigwe, Owerri, Orlu, Onitsha, Nnewi and Awka from 13 different points.

Uko said the march which would be peaceful would be led by the clergy and student groups in each of the cities and towns men­tioned.
Commenting on the meeting of the South East governors and Igbo leaders scheduled for Sunday (to­morrow), Uko said current developments that informed the meeting are beyond po­litical interests and consid­erations of any individual or office holder, maintain­ing that only the truth could save the situation.
“And the truth is that Nigeria must be urgently restructured in order to give all sections a sense of be­longing thereby enthroning true federalism without de­lay, any other solution will not work.
“Sometime ago, an Igbo leader, who tried to super­impose a strange agenda on Ndigbo at Women De­velopment Centre, Abaka­liki failed woefully in that attempt, he was booed by Ndigbo who clearly reject­ed the third term agenda of his friend.
“That man is yet to recov­er his credibility till date, any Igbo leader who is will­ing to allow himself either to be induced or intimidated to shy away from the truth, will only destroy himself. The truth of the situation is so clear that even the blind can see it. Only early return to true federalism will heal Nigeria,” he insisted.
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