IPOB described the governors and other political leaders in the region as traitors trying to please the Nigerian government
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said the five governors of the South-East are insignificant in number to decide the fate of 70 million people from the region clamouring for Biafra.
As always, the group described the governors and other political leaders in the region as traitors trying to please the Nigerian government to be relevant ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Nnamdi Kanu-led group said this in its reaction to the statement made recently by the governors that they dissociate themselves from IPOB and its separatist agenda.
This was contained in a statement issued by the IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, and made available to SaharaReporters on Tuesday.
“The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the purported disowning and condemnation of IPOB and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, by the frustrated South-East Governors and few self-centered political leaders in the region.
“We are not, however, surprised because they were the same people to proscribe us before the federal government tagged us, terrorists.
“The governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and the handful of traitors masquerading as the Igbo political elite should wake up to the realities that they have since lost the confidence of the people. We understand the worry of these Efulefus: They are rattled by the unflinching support and loyalty of the masses to IPOB,” the statement read in part.
In the statement titled: ‘South-East Governors Too Small To Decide For Ndigbo On Biafra – IPOB,’ the separatist group labelled the governors as hypocrites by calling the disavowing of IPOB and their peace talks at the same time.
“The South-East Governors again, in 2017 they sat together in Enugu State to proscribe IPOB and the federal government declared them terrorists with the support of South East Governors while they are not.
“To their shame, how many times have their Northern counterparts disowned the bloody terrorists, bandits, and Fulani herdsmen rampaging the country?
“So, the South-East self-acclaimed leaders are quick to disown IPOB and ESN, yet they are calling us to accept the calls for peaceful negotiations? What hypocrisy!
“How can South-East governors be so desperate for power beyond 2023 that they can sacrifice anything and anybody for personal gains? In case they don’t know, even the Northerners they are trying to impress understand the handwriting on the wall. They know that the governors are on their own. They can’t decide for the over 70 million Biafrans home and abroad.
“How can five Efulefus determine the fate of over 70 million people? These South-East Vassals should know that during the referendum, they only have one vote just like the man on the street,” the statement read further.
The pro-Biafra secessionist group made it clear that people of the South-East have chosen the Biafra nation and no going back, adding that those who listen to the governors and their allies do so to their own detriment.
“If these frustrated politicians without conscience and direction are discerning enough, they should know that they should first push for a referendum to determine if the people they pretend to be speaking for actually have their support. No matter their pretences, our people are tired of One Nigeria. They have since opted for Biafra, and there is no going back on this irrevocable resolve!
“We want to unequivocally declare again, that the five South-East governors and the few self-appointed Igbo elite, are too infinitesimal to speak for the millions of Biafrans who are tired of being held hostage in this contraption called Nigeria.
“They don’t even command the loyalty of all their appointees let alone the egalitarian Igbo nation that never gave them the stollen mandate they parade.
“Anybody listening to these traitors does so to his peril. There is no negotiation on the people’s resolve to restore Biafra where human dignity will be respected,” the statement added.
Source: SaharaReporters and IPOB