The National leadership of Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has adopted May 30th as Igbo political cultural day.
This was contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Owerri, and signed by the National President of OYC, Igboayaka .O. Igboayaka and the National Publicity Secretary, Chinonso Alozie.
According to them, it would be a day to discuss the economic development of the Igbo nation as well to call on the Igbo both home and abroad to work towards the empowerment of Igboland.
The statement stated: “That May 30th should not only be seen as sit-at-home order, in honour of Biafran fallen heroes who died during the Nigeria-Biafra civil war, but a day set aside to have lectures, creative discussions to continuously design a possible way for economic development of Igbo land.
“Ohanaeze Youth Council, is hereby calling on Igbo governors to adopt the May 30th as a political culture of Ndigbo.
“OYC, is also calling on Senators, House of Representatives members, of Igbo extraction as well as the state Houses of Assembly, to join in the movement to domicile May 30th as a political cultural festival of Ala Igbo, in order to economically enrich Ala Igbo
“We, the OYC, accept that hence Ndigbo are the largest African race with the total population strength of 48.9% of the Nigeria population therefore, accept and adopted the 30th May, as the political cultural Day in Igboland.
“May 30th should be seen as a meeting point of all Igbos both home and abroad to discuss fundamental issues for a wider economic empowerment of our people.
“OYC, is using this opportunity to call on the Igbo technocrats outside Igboland to use May 30th, to locate home and offer their professional services to the development of Igboland and to identify the bane of Southeast development with a view to ending the plethora of challenges facing our people.
“Finally, we seize this opportunity to demand unreserved apology from the federal government over the reported massacre of 1,000 innocent youths at Ogbe- Osowa square in Asaba, during the civil war.”