A chieftain of the apex Yoruba social-political organization, Afenifere, Ayo Adebanjo, has said that the Igbo have never been marginalized and dehumanized as they are under the present administration.
Adebanjo was the representative of the Afenifere at a 2-day event that marked the Igbo Cultural Day in Owerri, Imo State.
The elder statesman said that the Igbo people have been treated unfairly in their own country.
According to him, “Never in the history of this country has Ndigbo been so marginalised, denied their fundamental human rights and traumatised as they are today.
“In fact, never at any time has Nigeria been at crossroad as it is today and Ndigbo are feeling the main brunt of it.
“Ndigbo have been completely emasculated and dehumanised in their fatherland.”
He said such treatment “has made the Igbo third class citizens, a little short of the slave trade era.”