The Nigeria Labour Congress, Enugu State Chapter, has condemned the incessant attacks on the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
Speaking when the leadership of the NLC paid a solidarity visit to Nwodo in his house, its State Chairman, Comrade Virginus Nwobodo, said that it was unfortunate that rather than pour accolades on Nwodo whom he described as a solid and progressive leader whose type he said Ohanaeze Ndigbo has never had, IPOB was insulting such a revered leader.
The NLC said they rose to “condemn unequivocally the venomous outburst, insults, boundless vituperative attacks on one of the great leaders of Igbo nation”.
They described Nwodo as an “erudite, courageous, eloquent and well respected son” of Igbo land and described those attacking him as “suffering from delusion of grandiosity”.
The NLC said Nwodo must have denied himself certain comforts and positions in the government of the country just to achieve justice and serve humanity.
The NLC decried any situation that could lead to another war and urged IPOB to embrace peace that can lead to a referendum/restructuring.
Nwodo thanked the NLC for their unflinching support, especially at this critical period in the nation’s history.
He said that he was glad that he has been able to awaken the consciousness of Ndigbo and Nigerians at large to the need for an equitable and egalitarian society, and pledged to use the remaining fifteen months of his tenure to work assiduously not to disappoint those who support and believe in him.
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