The Enugu State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the incessant attacks on the Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s President-General, John Nnia Nwodo, by the outlawed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB).
Concise News reports that NLC Chairman in the state, Virginus Nwobodo, who led other union leaders to visit Chief Nwodo at his home on Thursday, described as unfortunate that rather than pour accolades on Nwodo, the group hauls insults on him.
He described the Ohanaeze chief as a solid and progressive human with a rare leadership quality, adding that the NLC “condemns unequivocally the venomous outburst, insults and boundless vituperative attacks on one of the great leaders of Igbo nation.”
The unionist described Nwodo as an “erudite, courageous, eloquent and well respected son.”
Decrying any situation that could lead to anarchy, he urged IPOB to embrace peace that can lead to a referendum/restructuring.
In his remarks, Nwodo thanked the NLC for their unflinching support, especially at this critical period in the nation’s history, regretting that after campaigning for the release of the IPOB leader (Nnamdi Kanu) from detention and defending IPOB at different fora, including outside the country, he would become the object of invectives and abuse by the group.
He expressed satisfaction for awakening the consciousness of Ndigbo and Nigerians at large to the need for an equitable and egalitarian society.
Nwodo pledged to use the remaining 15 months of his tenure to work assiduously not to disappoint those who support and believe in him.
It would be recalled that ahead of the infamous visit of Senator Ike Ekweremadu to Germany, IPOB leader, Kanu had rebuked Nwodo and furthered threatened that he will not leave the European country alive.
Nwodo then responded to the political activist via an open letter.
In the letter, the lawyer highlighted his contributions and dispelled the accusation that he conspired with the Nigerian Army to attack Kanu’s residence in Umuahia, Abia state – Nigeria.