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Withdraw The Troops From Igboland, Agitation For Referendum Is People’s Right

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Withdraw The Troops From Igboland, Agitation For Referendum Is People's Right

Veteran Singer and Actress, Onyeka Onwenu has urged  President Muhammadu Buhari to pull out the Nigerian troops deployed in South-East to maintain law and order in the region.

Onyeka made the submission at a press conference organized by the Credible Igbo Women Initiative (CIWI) in Lagos. She maintained that the Federal government ought to dialogue with secessionists in the region as it is part of their fundamental human rights. 

According to her, the federal government may not agree with the secessionist, but they have the right to speak up.

She said; 

“We come here together with one thing in our mind: peace, love and equity. Something dreadful is happening in south east right now. I happened to come from Imo state and I know what people are passing through there. Please, federal government should stop the killings

“Some people want to agitate for referendum, it is their right. Some people want to cry out that they are being  marginalized, it is their right. Listen to them. You may not agree with them, but they have the right to speak. We are begging, we are asking, please let’s sit down and talk about what is going on. Let’s call our people who are agitating, who are not happy with the situation and talk to them. Nigerian government let’s talk. Pull out the troops from Igboland.

“I want to use this opportunity to reach out to our young people to embrace dialogue. Please, come let’s talk. We will stand for the right of Igbo people”

Source: www.Ghgossip.com

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