Ikwerre is a tribe found in Rivers State of Niger Delta region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with clear cultures, language, origin, traditions, norms and values different from any other group in Nigeria. However, Ikwerre as a sub-set of Rivers State, belongs to the South-South geopolitical zone of our Great nation.
The Igbos on the other hand, belongs to the Eastern part of the country, south-East geopolitical zone of our nation, having also dissimilar culture, traditions, norms, and values from any other tribe. The Igbos have 5 states and capitals such as:
For the purpose of security, they should carryout their convention in any of these eastern States and refrain from coming to host their assembly in any part of Rivers State.
Coming to Rivers state for their so called convention may stern-up problems. I here by call on the security agencies to stop the Igbos from converging in Rivers state for the purpose of their convention, similarly, urging the Executive Governor of Rivers state, Chief Barr. Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike. CON. not to approve any locale for the planned convention of Oha-Neze Ndigbo, perchance, the convention holds in our state, it will send a wrong signal. Also to be reminded that nobody in Rivers State particularly the Ikwerrens would not be associated with BIAFRA. We don’t want blood birth !
We are Niger Delta, we have our own struggle, talking about restructuring, resource control and all inclusion. That name Biafra is very haggard and besides, no one can give us a nomenclature that we have not consulted or consented to.
The natural hosting of the national Igbo day in Rivers state is a slap on our face, allowing them to hold their convention in Rivers state will lay credence to the claims that Rivers State belong to Igbo race. what is their interest in Rivers state ? why would they choose Rivers state ?
The ear that understands wise council is not as broad as DSTV dish, as a word is enough for the wise.
ANU MEKAOO !!!
Hon. Igwe, Wisdom CJ
Ogbakor Ikwerre Youth Media Team