We’ re On Same Pedestal With ACF , Not Miyetti Allah – Ohanaeze
Also, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo said there was no justification for comparing the Pan -Igbo organisation with Miyetti Allah.
The organisation ’ s spokesman, Uche Achi -Okpaga , said this in an interview with one of our correspondents .
Achi -Okpaga said it was bad for the presidential spokesman to compare a regional organisation committed to the unity of its people with “ a group of criminals .”
He said the Ohanaeze Ndigbo could only be compared with the Arewa Consultative Forum in the North , Afenifere in the South -West and other regional organisations .
He said, “ There is no justification for such comparison . It is a bad comparison . If he is comparing Miyetti Allah with Ohanaeze, then what is Arewa Consultative Forum compared to?
“ Ohanaeze is a regional body that is promoting the unity of the Igbo ; so also is Afenifere to the Yoruba and the ACF to northerners . We also have the Middle Belt Forum in the North -Central and PANDEF for the South -South .
“ You can never put Ohanaeze and Miyetti Allah on the same pedestal . Even at that, Miyetti Allah members are herdsmen who are tormenting Nigerians and you are hobnobbing with them , what are you telling Nigerians ?
“ These people are invading villages , killing people , and you are telling us that they are on the same page with Ohanaeze. There is no justification for that .
“ This is an organisation that the Global Terrorist Index has described as the world ’s fourth deadly terrorist organisation .
“ Where is the money the government has agreed to give them coming from ? From which sub – head will it come? Does the President have the power to just give out money to any organisation that comes to negotiate with him?
“ These people are just negotiating with criminals . We are in a state of lawlessness .”