…calls on South East Governors to rise to their responsibilities.
Press Release !
Emene attack was callous and unjustified – Coal City Youths Development Initiative 29-08-2020
The attack and killing of Igbo Youths at Emene Enugu by the Nigeria Security Agencies was callous and unjustified.
The right to life is inalienable, fundamental, sacrosanct and no one is allowed to take the life of others except in execution of Court Judgement as provided in Chapter IV, section 33 of CFRN 1999 as amended.
The right to peaceful assembly is also fundamental and Constitutionally guaranteed.
The action of the Security Agencies which led to the death of many Igbo youths who were in a peaceful assembly at Emene Enugu is unfortunate and condemnable.
There is no justification whatsoever, it is only applicable to a people without sincere and committed leaders like we have found ourselves.
As an organization, we join other good spirited Nigerians to condemn the coordinated killing of our youths by the combined Security Agencies.
It shouldn’t have happened and those involved in the said massacre of Innocent citizens should be brought to justice.
While Bokoharam is continuously killing innocent citizens in the northern Nigeria, the same Security Agencies are pampering them and offering them jobs with the pretence that they were already converted.
Nigeria is never like before sharply divided among the ethnic and religious lines and increasingly nearing explosive stage.
While Igbo leaders look on with obvious delusion, hoping that their silence over the ongoing annihilation of our people will make the North concede power to them, it has only proven that they are far from self realization.
The agenda of the Buhari led administration is to re-enact the hegemony of the North which unfortunately, he has successfully executed without much resistance.
The growing chorusing of Igbo presidency or South East for Presidency is only but delusional, diversionary and exercise in futility.
How can our leaders ignore the glaring signs that the North as it were cannot and will not trust or support a South Easterner for the presidency?
Unfortunately, instead of standing with their own, our leaders chose to pursue their self serving agenda of primitive accumulation of wealth at the expense of human lives.
Right to self determination is a third generation right recognised by United Nations and other Internatinal Charters and Treaties.
For our leaders to have looked the other way while the Federal Government tactically proscribed and criminalized legitimate agitation by Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), it will continue to hunt us as a people until we unite and take bold steps to decriminalize IPOB, otherwise, more of our youths will die because the agitation for the actualization of State of Biafra as it were can never be suppressed by power of arm, but Just treatment.
We therefore call on our leaders, especially the Governors of the South East to rise to occasion and strongly condemn the callous killing of our Youths and take further steps to forestall future occurrence.
✍️ Hon. Remigius Ejike Ozonwama
Mr. Ben Ozoene