Buhari group lauds Igbo leaders’ stance on Biafra protests
THE Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) yesterday commended Igbo leaders and South East governors for agreeing on the option of dialogue to resolve the grievances of pro-Biafra protesters.
The two sets of leaders has held separate meetings in Enugu where they agreed that dialogue would be explored between the Federal Government and the Movement for the Emancipation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) on the one hand and the Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on the other.
BMSG notes that the Pro-Biafra agitators had crippled economic activities in some parts of South East and South-South zones, while protesting the detention of the IPOB leader and alleged marginalisation of Ndigbo.
According to the BMSG, “President Muhammadu Buhari had been in power for only six months and could not be held responsible for the neglect of the zone over the last 16 years of the PDP administration.
“BMSG recalls the words of the late British Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill, that: ‘It is better to jaw-jaw than to war-war”, adding that it is expected that the agitators would utilise these windows of dialogue being facilitated by the South-East zone leaders to formally table their grievances before the Federal Government.
“We urge all Igbos to have faith in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, who has pledged his commitment to be just to all sections of the country when he said, ‘I belong to nobody, and I belong to everybody.’
The group calls on the Ndigbo “to continue to explore avenues for peaceful solutions to the grievances of your region, as it is only through peace that the much-sought after infrastructure and social development can be realised.”