President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has vowed to sacrifice his life to restore peace and security in the Southeast.
Iwuanyanwu made this known while addressing journalists ahead of the 2023 Igbo Day celebration on September 28 and 29.
Iwuanyanwu, who spoke on various efforts and strategies his leadership has decided to take to restore peace, said he is always saddened by reports of death in the Southeast region.
He said that as a father of all Igbos, he would use his exalted position as the President General to pursue peace at all costs and would go as far as Finland and other parts of the world to discuss with Biafran agitators.
He further warned that the bloodshed in Southeast should stop, adding that a source of livelihood would be provided for those without jobs.
He said, “I’ll take a kinetic approach that will require the cooperation of everybody. I’ll talk peace. I am ready to lay down my life to see peace in Igboland. I’ll go to Finland and everywhere to see peace in Igboland. I’ll go and cry to them. I pray to God that I achieve success.
“I have decided that as a father, I am tired of the death of my children. Ndigbo have given me the responsibility of leading them at this time. Each time I hear anybody killed I feel very sad.
“We have been using a kinetic approach, I think I’m going to advise, I am going to discuss as part of the Igbo day celebration, I’m likely to announce a non-kinetic approach. I will as a father now call everybody. It is my duty to call everybody for peace. On the 29th of this month during my address, I will initiate a non-kinetic approach.
“I am going to reach all these people by any means and I will talk for peace. I will beg them. I will even give them my life. If they want to take my life I am ready to surrender. I will set up a committee. I will send people abroad. They have mentioned some names of people abroad who feel are doing this. I am going to set up a committee.
“I don’t want to kill any of my children. All these people, the gunmen are my children. We are going there to beg them and to appeal to them. Tell them please, tell us what you want us to do and we are doing it already. I am sure that even those who are hungry will find something for them to do to keep them happy. But the shedding of blood should stop.”