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Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by afroniger: 10:39am On Jul 25
July 25, 2021

By Dennis Agbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has cautioned members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to be careful on how they go about creating enemies for Ndigbo and jeopardizing the Igbo relationships with their good neighbours.

Ohanaeze particularly flayed the unsavoury remarks IPOB made against the leader of Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF, Chief Edwin Clark, and apologized to Chief Clark for IPOB’s youthful exuberance displayed against Clark.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo made it abundantly clear that the Igbo extol old age with courtesy and reverence, noting that old age is so treasured in Igbo land that the eldest man in a village or community, in most cases, enjoys community burial and funeral rites at death.

“The old are deemed to represent the Igbo ancestors here on earth and thus are often celebrated,” Ohanaeze said.

National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Alex Ogbonnia said that it is a public knowledge that youths, all over the world, have some common characteristics which include impetuosity and exuberance.

The Apex Igbo body said that as much as the effervescence and exuberance of the youths are the essential hallmarks of a growing society, it is still the duty of the elders to moderate the excesses and idiosyncrasies of the youth.

It told the young Igbo that it was on record that Chief Edwin Clark is one of the few detribalized Nigerians with an unassailable love for the Igbos who has in more than several ways demonstrated an intense passion for the Igbo.

Ohanaeze recalled that ”It was Chief Clark who facilitated the renovation and equipment of the Queens School, Enugu with state of the arts facilities shortly after the Nigerian civil war. Eminent Igbo women that passed through the school, such as Justice Rose Ukeje (rtd), Justice Victoria Nebo, Prof. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Prof. Ifeoma Enemuo, Prof. Ifeoma Egbuonu, Mrs. Justina Offia (SAN), Prof. Gloria Chukwukere, etc, are some of the testaments of Clark magnanimity.

“Since then Clark has remained one of the Patrons of the School to the present day. It was Clark, who has spoken vehemently against the Igbo marginalization and has propelled the concept of a president of Nigeria from the South East. It was Clark who had stated that the agitations by the Igbo are justified, among several others.

“It is important to urge our youths to refrain from remarks capable of putting the Igbo relationships with our highly valued neighbours in avoidable distress. The Igbo agitation, no doubt, is genuine but restraints, persuasions and cordial inter-ethnic relations are required to sustain the supports of other ethnic groups in Nigeria,” Ohanaeze cautioned.

It reminded IPOB that the Leaders of the South East, South South, South West and Middle Belt converged and chose Chief Clark as the indefatigable leader of Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Forum, SMBLF, because of his sterling qualities.

“I must also add that one of the most cherished of his enviable leadership qualities is the exceptional courage of his innermost convictions and the ability to speak truth to power.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Ambassador Professor George Obiozor holds Chief E K Clark in a very high esteem. Our profound admiration for him is beyond measures and will always condemn any form of attack on his person.

“We therefore hope that the unsavoury remarks by our youths will not weaken his passion and commitment for the Igbo.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/07/attack-on-edwin-clark-dont-jeopardize-igbo-relationships-ohanaeze-warns-ipob/

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by BlowYourMind: 10:40am On Jul 25
Hope they listen, Ohanneze better speak sense into the head of the misguided people that have landed their leader into a cage like monkey

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:40am On Jul 25
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OHANAEZE NDIGBO DISWONS IPOB

Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group in Nigeria, representing all Igbo communities in and outside Nigeria, rising from deep, due and diligent reflections on the socio-political and economic state of affairs in Nigeria, our country, avowedly, superlatively and supremely make this declaration at this point of the nation’s need, that we are the apex representatives of the Igbo ethnic group of Nigeria at home and in Diaspora without any contestation from any other group whether known or unknown, familiar or alien, in existence or nonexistence;

That we, in strong terms, condemn the nefarious acts, plans and movements of the proscribed Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) which has since formation ingloriously cast the Igbo people of Nigeria in bad light. Without mincing words, we have over the time observed the rude, repulsive and discourteous style with which IPOB has arranged and orchestrated its affairs in the name of Igbo ethnicity, something very foreign to known civilization as respectable people.

It is a well-known fact that Ndigbo being one of the advanced societies of Nigeria is gifted with tweaks of refinement against barbarism, good taste against acidity and morally admirable principles against vile and violence, therefore, the Igbo has always been looked upon as one of the most receiving societies of man’s society anthropologically

That with remorse and pang of guilt, we regret that Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB have won the average Igbo man anywhere and everywhere, a national and international nest of enmity, hostility and aggression, visiting us with unfathomable, indefinable and bottomless abhorrence, the magnitude of what remains unseen in our entire history of consciousness.

As a people once united in love, we are today left on the speculation of our survival which now exists in uncertainty wherever we are found as Ndi Igbo.

To this end, we invite every “Nwafor-Igbo” to committedly join us in the total fight and condemnation of IPOB and accompanying violent acts in the name of Igbo which has brought our ethnicity down to nothing but unmitigated shame and infamy.

It is sad that we, the Ohaneze Ndigbo have fallen in deep loss as to why and when a coeval of educated, civil and enlightened Igbo suddenly passed away to give room to the generational gap of youths on which the present crop now exists, selling deaths and other forms of danger perceived and artificially manufactured enemies of Igbo.

Our race is now endangered by the wild and undomesticated influence of Nnamdi Kanu and his political supporters in the name of Igbo nationalism.
Why able bodied youths and men who should be concerned about the success of themselves and their people will swing into destruction of lives of their people and properties in our sacrosanct Igbo name, is indeed a mystery and the harm already done us is growing in leaps and bounds.


Whereas Nnamdi Kanu recently directed his usual desperate overkill to our Anioma brothers in faraway Delta State, calling them fools over what he termed denials of their Igbo identity, he assumes the biggest reason for the near disintegration of the Igbo race and nationality that warrants the Anioma, Ikwerre, Onitsha and others to deny their Igboness, the pride of which is now becoming more corrosive in them.

As we, the Igbo ceaselessly count our losses in the hands of untamed Nnamdi Kanu and fellow instigated miscreants, we shall not fail to condemn the recent Enugu incident in which IPOB is alleged to have attacked and sent to early graves, several people including two DSS officers whose patrol team was on duty.

The August 23, 2020 unprovoked violent attacks on the DSS personnel in Emene, Enugu State is not only disturbing to us as members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo but clearly demonstrates further signs of bad times ahead for every legitimate Igbo son and daughter in and outside the country since IPOB wrongly goes in the name of Igbo.

Additionally, we raise the alarm that if IPOB is not stopped, a time will come when Igbo patriotism will completely corrode and our people will begin to jettison their Igbo surnames to feel free from viral bad image. We sound this alarm to our Igbo community especially our particular people who have had to keep clapping for the already outlawed Group, to understand that the implication of the acts of IPOB are rife with unexpected implications.

With melee and gunfire from IPOB filling the air and flowing blood every now and then, the time is coming when we may be forced to flee from our ancestral homeland by the violent IPOB.

Politically, we are worried that unless we come together to address the present IPOB situation, election into the exalted Presidential position of the nation may elude us yet again.
As 2023 draws near, we stand on the age-long international relations mantra that seeks to illuminate that power is taken, not handed. This requires us to open our arms to others within and outside the country; and to also submit ourselves to a good relationship and connection with other nationalities in the larger Nigeria.

Consequently, we, the members of Ohaneze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, urge the nation’s security outfit to carry out a full-scale investigation into the incident and also put all measures in place to ensure that the killers of the DSS personnel and others who lost their lives in the dastardly act are speedily brought to book.

We pray for the repose of the souls of the military personnel and others who died in the incident and also condole with their families.


https://politicsnigeria.com/ohanaeze-ndigbo-condemns-alleged-killing-of-dss-personnel-by-ipob-members/

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:40am On Jul 25
More on Ohaneze....

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Investigative: 10:41am On Jul 25
when odi people were massacred by military
We did not see Edwin Clark fighting for justice

But immediately they mention Biafra
A sellout that denied Jonathan that couldn't secure 5% in pib bill
Found his voice
What other way to know a happy slave
Edwin Clark can only speak for ijaw if they allow him,but should not dare drag us into his ranting
he fought against making Peter odili the vice president to yaradua claiming that he is not a real Niger delta
Ọhaneze should also thread with caution in as much they are old
Fools also grow old


Referendum is the only option
Both slaves and agitators will have a say,

https://www.nairaland.com/2669090/reuben-abati-ever-think-edwin

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Commentor: 10:43am On Jul 25
See begging.

They need access to the sea die.

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Commentor: 10:45am On Jul 25
Watch how the village-dwellers without investment home and abroad would lambast Ohaneze.

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Asgard73: 10:47am On Jul 25
Wondering what and how Yoruba people will attack this thread

Supporting Ohanaeze that recently approve one of their ime obi .. to monitor Kanu proceedings
Or
Laughing IPOB and shouting ijaw supremacy while still using the other mouth to eco southern unity and how Buhari is common enemy

Whichever way .. Yoruba must attack the igbos on this with heavy tribal noise

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Asgard73: 10:49am On Jul 25
Commentor:
See begging.

They need access to the sea die.

Just like Yoruba people Dey beg Hausa Fulani

Tinubu is even renovating houses .. sharing rice .. and paying funds .. begging with humility

Just to be recognized

Even said Fulani and Yoruba are one grin

First grade zombie grin

Tinubu sef... a Yoruba man

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Asgard73: 10:50am On Jul 25
Commentor:
Watch how the village-dwellers without investment home and abroad would lambast Ohaneze.
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Same way those empty ghosted and deserted Yoruba city dwellers attack Tinubu and afenifere on empty sick stomach

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by gidgiddy: 10:52am On Jul 25
Clark is just a land grabbing Fulani slave

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Commentor: 10:53am On Jul 25
Asgard73:


Just like Yoruba people Dey beg Hausa Fulani

Tinubu is even renovating houses .. sharing rice .. and paying funds .. begging with humility

Just to be recognized

Even said Fulani and Yoruba are one grin

First grade zombie grin

Tinubu sef... a Yoruba man

Mr man.

You cannot do without Yoruba Land and even now, it is evident you cannot do without Ijaw.

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by MrColdsweat: 10:55am On Jul 25
gidgiddy:
Clark is just a land grabbing Fulani slave

Insults will not get us biafra. But diplomacy can. This man has the power and influence to cripple Nigeria in 24 hours via his militants. He can be useful to us in Our struggle.

Think!!

You are attracting animosity with your uncouth utterances.

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Heartbender: 11:09am On Jul 25
Where is that clown that likes mentioning Ijaws. First, IPOB begged small. Ohanaeze is now begging. Aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh Izon! grin grin grin

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Commentor: 11:11am On Jul 25
gidgiddy:
Clark is just a land grabbing Fulani slave

Respond to your brother that called you uncouth.

grin

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by mrvitalis(m): 11:19am On Jul 25
Ohanaeze is the reason minorities like ijaws feel they can take over igbo lands n nothing would be done

It's time we define who is igbo and who is not let's know our boundaries ...

Ika claims they are not igbos but hold south east position in CBN , ikwerre claim they are not igbos but ameachi wants to be igbo president ... enough of all this

Ijaws took bonny you kept quiet ,they took opobo u kept quiet , now they are attempting to claim egbema n ndoki and u kept quiet

Now they are telling u there is no igbo in south south and u are here talking rubbish

Ohanaeze is the worst thing to happen to igbos

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by esnbrutality: 11:20am On Jul 25
Sunday Igboho didnt insult anybody and the useless people killed and destroyed his family members.

How can you be diplomatic with a region whose modus operandi is violence and subjugation.??

the southern governors had a meeting and you saw their noise??

Guy free people that are making efforts and keeping the cabal uncomfortable...

Stop being myopic...its disgusting


MrColdsweat:


Insults will not get us biafra. But diplomacy can. This man has the power and influence to cripple Nigeria in 24 hours via his militants. He can be useful to us in Our struggle.

Think!!

You are attracting animosity with your uncouth utterances.

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by esnbrutality: 11:21am On Jul 25
THESE OHANEZE FOOLS ARE TRULY IDIOTS....Who send IJAW??..




mrvitalis:
Ohanaeze is the reason minorities like ijaws feel they can take over igbo lands n nothing would be done

It's time we define who is igbo and who is not let's know our boundaries ...

Ika claims they are not igbos but hold south east position in CBN , ikwerre claim they are not igbos but ameachi wants to be igbo president ... enough of all this

Ijaws took bonny you kept quiet ,they took opobo u kept quiet , now they are attempting to claim egbema n ndoki and u kept quiet

Now they are telling u there is no igbo in south south and u are here talking rubbish

Ohanaeze is the worst thing to happen to igbos

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by mrvitalis(m): 11:26am On Jul 25
esnbrutality:
THESE OHANEZE FOOLS ARE TRULY IDIOTS....Who send IJAW??..




Honestly .."no inches of south south " statement means a lot and ohanaeze is not saying anything

Below is Nigeria oil map and Igbo man ...now tell me who wants to grab who's land and who wants to steal who's oil

Igbos are the largest ethnic group south south

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Ojiofor: 11:28am On Jul 25
gidgiddy:
Clark is just a land grabbing Fulani slave

Insulting your elders will never give you Biafra rather it may land you in prison like MNK or dead like Ikonso be careful.

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by MrColdsweat: 11:29am On Jul 25
esnbrutality:
Sunday Igboho didnt insult anybody and the useless people killed and destroyed his family members.

How can you be diplomatic with a region whose modus operandi is violence and subjugation.??

the southern governors had a meeting and you saw their noise??

Guy free people that are making efforts and keeping the cabal uncomfortable...

Stop being myopic...its disgusting



Is Edwin Clark the enemy? Is it logical to insult a potential ally?

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Sonnobax15(m): 11:37am On Jul 25
undecided
Nothing concern me.....My own na be say elder wey no respect himself,small pikin go insult am...
E k Clark should go to hell......His dynasty has caused his own community (kiagbodo) no good rather than backwardness and undevelopment.......The only thing wey dey him community na the university wey he deceive him community people give am land take build all in the name of federal university....Later on,he converted it into his own private university....

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Wiseandtrue(f): 11:37am On Jul 25
Ohaneze is nothing but another form of political party in the South East!

Edwin Clark as an elder should mind himself!

He should stop disrespecting himself!

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Mucreation: 11:38am On Jul 25
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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by Antoeni(m): 11:39am On Jul 25
You Caught Him With Another Girll and You Are Angry When He Said You are the Sugar in His Tea,
Did you Care to Ask Him Who is The Milk?

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by tunjijones(m): 11:40am On Jul 25
Ipob shd build bridges not destroy it.

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Re: Attack On Edwin Clark: Don’t Jeopardize Igbo Relationships, Ohanaeze Warns IPOB by ThePro36: 11:40am On Jul 25
Hmm

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