A coalition Igbo groups has asked Gen. T.Y Danjuma (rtd) to rewrite history by supporting a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction come 2023.
The coalition recalled that a counter coup of 29th July 1966, resulted to killing of Ironsi.
This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, World Igbo Youth Congress, Southeast Women Professionals and Igbo Students Union, among others.
They described Late General Johnson Thomas Umunnakwe Aguiyi Ironsi as one of the finest military personnel brutally murdered in Lalopon, Oyo State, exactly 54 years ago.
According to them, a candlelight vigil will be held in Umuahia Township on Sunday in Honour of Aguiyi Ironsi, at his ancestral home.
The statement was signed by Mazi Alex Okemiri (President, World Igbo Youth Congress), Dr Helen Ogbonnaya (President Southeast Women Professionals) and Comrade Chidi Ugwujo ( President Igbo Students Union)
They also called on Southeast Governors’ Forum to plead with President Muhammadu Buhari to Officially rename 82 Division Enugu after late Major General JTU Aguiyi Ironsi.
They described the last Igbo Head of State as a patriot.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK