Biafra Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Organisation Accuses Ohanaeze of Betraying Ndigbo, The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday said that the Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, lied over his denial that the socio-cultural organization has no hand in scuttling the actualization of a sovereign state of Biafra.
IPOB said that Dr. Nwaorgu lied when he claimed the U.S. Consular General also visited all the zones in the country, stressing that IPOB agitations informed the U.S. delegation’s visit to the South-East and did not visit nor had intention to visit other zones.
A statement by the spokespersons of IPOB Barr. Emma Mmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya stated that the well rehearsed attempt by the Ohanaeze scribe to deny their attempt to stifle the demand for freedom by all peace loving people, while using the IPOB agitation as an “Open Sesame” to have access to Aso Villa was actually childish.
They noted that Nwaorgu claimed the U.S. delegation came to consult them on Ndigbo perception of Nigeria but stated that the truth was that the IPOB agitation was the reason for the visit.
“They have exposed their self centered agenda for all to see. We shall be free some day, in spite of their spirited effort to sabotage, subvert and undermine anything good. The people know better. It is strange that they have stubbornly chosen to continue the dangerous play with naked fire”, they added.
The statement further reads: “No foreign delegation has ever had any meeting with Ndigbo, since 1970 except the U.S. delegation they met at Nike Lake last Friday. Nwaorgu and his cohorts still live in the past where trading off Ndigbo for personal gain has been their only source of livelihood as Ohanaeze leaders.
“Nwaorgu hopes that their deal with Okorocha, the Presidency and the Security agencies has borne fruit, drives him to believe that they have gone far in their agenda, hence no going back. He hopes to use the IPOB agitation as an open door to visit Buhari soon, as packaged by Okorocha. Nwaorgu and his boy Okey Isiguzo believe Ndigbo are fooled, that’s why they are calling Ohanaeze meeting this week in their hope to use impending Aso Rock visit to revive the moribund Ohanaeze, all at the expense of Umuigbo.
“Ndigbo are aware that the Ohanaeze agenda for the visit to Buhari of building a few roads, giving out few more appointment to Ndigbo and having a photo opportunity with Buhari at Aso Villa is not the reason for the IPOB agitations. They are dancing to a script written by non-Igbo officials in the Villa, who told them, upon inquiry ‘this is the limit PMB can do for you people.’
“They accepted the Abuja script, agreed to work with it in order to kill the IPOB agitation in order to please their pay master at Owerri Government House. Our position remains unchanged. Which is: that this Ohanaeze script will not bring progress to our people. Their proposed visit to PMB will only line the pockets of Ohanaeze leaders while none of the issues of decade’s old of oppression of our people will be addressed by their impending visit.
“Their agenda remains: how to use our struggle and the blood of those killed in cold blood in the past few months to have access to Buhari, just so they can continue their decades old culture of picking the crumbs in every government. This time, they have failed as nobody believes them.”
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