Thursday 25th February 2021 marked a historical day in the political live of the Igbo Nation as critical political actors and stakeholders of Igbo Extraction converged at Owerri (Eastern Heartland) to deliberate on the Challenges and Prospects of the Igbo Nation Political Participation in the present Nigeria political system.
This 2021 Summit was the first in the series of the Summit that will be an annual event. Delegates and participants cutting across the thirty six state chapters and FCT Abuja, Europe and USA Diaspora chapters of INC were fully in attendance. Other participants and dignitaries were drawn from the Igbo Political Elites, Traditional Rulers, PGs of Town Unions, Youth Leaders, Women Leaders, Senior Clergymen, Academia etc.
The Summit after critical x-ray of the challenges and prospects of the Igbo Nation participation in the present Nigeria political system frowned on the pathetic situation the Igbo Nation found herself within the present political configuration of the Nigerian state orchestrated by the tiny Nigeria Ruling Cabal.
The theme of the historical Summit was: “Fostering Partnership for National Reintegration”. While the topic discussed was “Igbo Nation Participation in the Nigerian Political System: Challenges and Prospects”.
Consequent upon the above, the Summit resolved as follows:
1. That it is sacred obligation for the major political parties in Nigeria to cede their Presidential Ticket to the South-East Zone in the 2023 Nigeria Presidential Election and that all determinant Nigeria political kingpins and major actors should respect and adopt the permutation.
On the foregoing, the Summit posited that it is a matter of urgent necessity that Nigeria must be Liberated from the present high state of insecurity, abject poverty, economic turmoil and political backwardness Inter-alia.
The Summit furthermore wish to state unequivocally that if the aforementioned demand is treated with levity because of the satanic conspiracies against the Igbo Nation in Nigeria, the Igbo Nation will have no other option than to collectively mobilize to enforce its Rights to Self-determination as contained in the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights and the United Nation Declaration of Rights.
2. The Summit condemn in strong terms the wanton and reckless destruction of properties and killing of Nigerians by the rampaging Fulani Jihadists Herdsmen and Bandits.
In view of the above, we demand the immediate review and overhaul of the Nigeria Security Architecture for efficient service delivery.
3. The Summit call on Nigerians to boycott the buying and eating of cow meat as a minimum measure of economic sanctions against the killer Jihadist Herdsmen.
4. Finally, the Summit strongly demand that the Federal Government of Nigeria should declare the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) as a terrorist group for their open and brazen support and participation in terrorism in Nigeria through the Jihadist Killer Herdsmen.
National Secretary, INC