Apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, says its earlier scheduled Igbo Day celebration has been cancelled.
The Chief Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze disclosed this in a press release signed by Comrade Temple Chika, its Nationwide Publicity Secretary.
He mentioned the occasion would now get replaced with “IGBO DAY OF MOURNING”, with the theme “Ozoemena”.
Recall that Igbo Day is often celebrated yearly on twenty ninth September.
However Ohanaeze says this yr’s version wouldn’t maintain.
The assertion by Ibeh-led Ohanaeze learn,
“That is to tell all Igbos each dwelling and within the diaspora in regards to the cancellation of 2021 IGBO DAY slated beforehand to carry in Enugu and Awka, Anambra State, respectively, on twenty ninth September 2021.
“We urge Ndigbo to watch the WORLD IGBO DAY OF MORNING in remembrance of all IGBO MARTYRS each at dwelling and diaspora, whose lives had been reduce brief at their prime age throughout safety operations, herdsmen, Obigbo/ Orlu massacres, killings within the North by Boko Haram and banditry.
The temper of Ndigbo these days depicts mourning each historically and religiously.
“Consequently, there can be no fanfare, no jubilation, and acrobatic cultural shows as obtained from the annual IGBO DAY CELEBRATIONS up to now few years.”
It mentioned within the assertion that
“There are makes an attempt to commit ethnic cleaning within the identify of preventing towards the IPOB.
“The continuing secret killings throughout Igboland should cease. God will restore peace and safety throughout Igboland as we overtly mourn.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls for the unconditional launch of our bodies from mortuaries (particularly in Imo State) of Igbos wrongly killed as suspected IPOB members to their numerous households for burials.”