Polls: Afenifere condemns attacks on Ndigbo in Lagos

Sun, Feb 24, 2019 | By publisher


Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of the Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba group, condemns attack on Igbos in Lagos on Saturday during general elections

THE Afenifere, pan Yoruba socio-cultural group has strongly condemns  the political violence visited on Nigerians of Ndigbo extraction in Lagos, during the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections.
A statement signed by Yinka Odumakin, national publicity secretary of the group, stated that dirty political merchants and their band of thugs apart from engineering political disenfranchisement of Ndigbo,went ahead to visit violence on them and burning their votes en masse.
“The political vandals they used were said to have been calling themselves OPC but our checks with the genuine leaders of the group have shown that the deragend elements had no affiliation with the OPC known by Afenifere.
“We frown seriously at the failure of the security agencies to give adequate cover to Ndigbo in the affected communities as these thugs went berserk carrying out the instructions of their sinking political godfathers.
“We want to assure our Igbo Brothers and Sisters that the bond of friendship the Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo have built particularly under the dynamic leadership of Chief John Nwodo  remains strong and will not be broken by the nefarious activities of a few strange children in our midst, Odumakin stated in the statement made available to Realnews today.
According to him, “We are already in discussions with Ndigbo leadership on the matter and we appeal for calm as these political vandals are only engaged in death kicks. We call on the security agencies to give adequate security covers to Ndigbo in subsequent elections as we encourage them not to succumb to intimidation and harassment by political vampires .
“Our historical connectivity with Ndigbo will survive the Saturday madness and the perpetrators will be shamed eternally,” he said.
– Feb. 24, 2019 @ 2:26 GMT |