The Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the Igbo have chosen diplomacy rather than war in resolving conflicts.
Chief Nnia Nwodo, the organisation’s President General, stated this at the 2018 Igbo International Leadership and Good Governance Retreat held at Abagana, Anambra state.
He said: “The military created states and local governments and gave the North the highest numbers, not because our population was the smallest, but just part of the marginalisation.
“But we should be patient and continue to do what we have already started, knowing that the battle is no longer the type that will be fought with guns, but using intelligence.
“We have suffered so much and that is why we should apply diplomacy. One of such diplomatic moves is the planned handshake across the Niger in which Igbo leaders will be dialoguing with Yoruba leaders in Enugu in the coming week.”