The youth wing socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has countered a statement credited to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, which described the Igbo summit, held in Owerri as insignificant.
The group said it was unfair for IPOB to describe the event as a stage-managed jamboree.
According to the group, Ndigbo were the landlords of Nigeria and cannot leave it for anybody, but will only continue to seek for justice, equity and fair play for all Nigerians.
In a statement signed by its Chairman, Mazi Alex Okemini, the youth group said IPOB missed the point by describing a gathering of eminent Igbo leaders as a jamboree and urged the group to tender an unreserved apology to the leaders.
“Apart from Enugu which is the capital city of Igbo land, a meeting of Igbo leaders can be convened in other towns in Igbo land. There is no rule which says that every Igbo event must hold in Enugu. We wish to remind IPOB that Ndigbo are the landlords of Nigeria and cannot leave it for anybody, but will only continue to seek for justice, equity and fair play for all Nigerians,” part of the statement read.