NigeriaTrends | BIAFRA — The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday reacted to the statement made by Imo State governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, that the organization and its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, were deceiving Igbo people, arguing that it was not possible to deceive millions of Biafrans.
According to information gathered from Vanguard, IPOB said:
“IPOB attention has been drawn to a publication credited to Rochas Okorocha, governor of IMO state through his Chief Press sec. Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo on 14th Aug.2017 that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are deceiving Igbo with Biafra.”
In a statement by Chinasa Nworu of its Directorate of State, IPOB reminded Okorocha that the struggle for the restoration of Biafra was a divine mission, adding that its members would not allow themselves to be distracted.
Nworu said: “Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are not fraudsters or criminals, who acquired wealth through fraudulent means and illicit businesses before coming to power. Okorocha should know that we are fighting for freedom of our people and it is our human right to fight for freedom. It is also our right to seek for self determination.”
“We are fighting for survival today in this contraption because the so called leaders have led us into slavery, death, economic marginalization and other dehumanizing ways of living. It is unfortunate that when we talk about freedom through the ballot box, the likes of Okorocha would term it a call for war”
“I want to inform Okorocha that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are not ready to build bridges with those who killed over 3.5millions of our people and still killing us till date. We cannot build bridges with those who see a call for referendum as a call for war and see truth as hate speech. We cannot build any bridge with those who see us as objects or infidels and not as humans.”
“Calling and begging pastors and traditional leaders to speak against IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu is the greatest mistake because men of God and respected traditional leaders in Biafraland have already pledged their support to Nnamdi Kanu for the restoration of Biafra.”
Berating Okorocha on his style of governance since he mounted the saddle as the governor of Imo State, IPOB chieftain said: “For nearly eight years, Okorocha has served as a governor. Can he show to the public accomplished projects that benefit the people in the state? We are not talking about building “roundabout” and trafficking Igbo youths to Turkey.
“Okorocha had made so much effort to sabotage the Biafra restoration for years and he always fails in every step he takes against IPOB. He played a major role in the arrest of our leader Nnamdi kanu in 2015 and he even boasted in public that Nnamdi Kanu will die in jail for trying to divide Nigeria.”
Chinasa Nworu also added:
“He paid millions of tax payers’ money to the media agents to blackmail Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB and saying that we are useless and irresponsible people and now he is calling us deceivers.”
Source: Vanguard Nigeria
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