The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Nnmadi Kanu has condemned the remark by the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha over comments on its agitation.
Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State
Voice of Ndigbo gathered that Okorocha had on Monday August 14 urged people of the South-east to stop listening to Kanu because he was deceiving them, adding that should war break out as a result of his agitation for Biafra, Igbos stand to lose more.
IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu
But reacting to Okorocha’s remark, IPOB maintained that it is not deceiving Igbos and will not be distracted in its pursuit for the restoration of Biafra by people who are “derailed mentally and an agent of destruction.”
The pro-Biafra group insisted that it is fighting for freedom of “our people and it is our human right to fight for freedom.”
Describing Okorocha as a saboteur, the group warned that it will pay the governor in the “right coin when the time comes,” adding that there will be “no hiding place when the big pot corn is toppled.”
A statement by IPOB’s Directorate of State, Chinasa Nworu reads, “IPOB attention has been drawn to a publication credited to Rochas Okorocha governor of Imo state through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwumere on 14th Aug.2017 that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are deceiving Igbo with Biafra.
“Rochas Okorocha should know that the struggle for the restoration of Biafra is a divine mission, that we cannot allow ourselves to be distracted by people like him who is derailed mentally and also an agent of destruction in our land. Contrary to his statement, we are not insane neither are we war mongers.
“Nnamdi kanu and IPOB are not fraudsters or criminals like Okorocha who acquired wealth through fraud and illicit business before coming to power. The audio tape of who he is and how he got his wealth is widely in circulation on social media.
“Okorocha should know that we are fighting for freedom of our people and it is our humanly right to fight for freedom. It is also our international right to seek for self-determination.
“We are fighting for survival today in this contraption because you so called leaders have led us into slavery, death, economic marginalization and other dehumanizing ways of living. It is unfortunate; when we talk about freedom through the ballot box you 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 sees truth as hate speech. We cannot build any bridge with those who sees 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 mistakes done because men of God and respected traditional leaders in Biafraland have already pledge their support to Nnamdi Kanu for the restoration of Biafra, ask if you don’t know.
“For nearly eight years Okorocha has served as a governor in Imo state, can he show to the public accomplished projects that benefits the people in the state, Am not talking about building “roundabout” and trafficking Igbo youths to Turkey which he is a professionalism to that aspect.
“Okorocha have made all efforts in his disposal to sabotage the Biafra restoration for years and he always fail in every step he took against IPOB.
“He played a major role in the arrest of our leader Nnamdi Kanu in 2015 and he even boasted in the public that Nnamdi Kanu will die in jail for trying to divide Nigeria.
“He paid millions of tax payers’ money to the media agents to blackmail Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB that we are useless and irresponsible people and now he called us” Deceivers “
“Let me sound this note of warning to Okorocha, we shall pay you with the right coin when time comes make no mistakes about that since you made yourself available to be used against Biafrans. You shall have no hiding place when the big pot corn is toppled.
“The power of reasoning and common sense instill in Biafrans in few years by Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB is what generates fear in you political imbeciles, that is why you are looking for people to pay to come against us and that you have failed woefully.”