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IPOB tackles Ohanaeze President, Gov. Umahi, others over Biafra Sit-At-Home order

By Pamela Eboh, Awka on 06/05/2019

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•IPOB Spokesman, Comrade Powerful
•IPOB Spokesman, Comrade Powerful

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has taken a swipe at the duo of Ohanaeze President, Chief Nnia Nwodo and Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, for not appreciating the symbolism of honouring those unjustly killed in the struggle for Biafra liberation.

The group regretted that the duo have come out yet again, to lead the effort to discredit and dishonour the spirit of 3.5million victims of genocide.

IPOB described their action as inexcusable, saying that the act of equating the momentous and solemn remembrance of 3.5million victims of genocide with twelve hours of economic activity is an unpardonable crime both before God and man.

A statement on Sunday by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, reads in part: “It has been brought to our attention that the usual suspects are it once again in their bid to undermine the collective will of all patriotic and genuine children of Biafra to honour those that died for us and 3.5million victims of the second largest holocaust in modern history.

“Rather than anger, we feel pity for this collection of desperados who through their hatred for freedom and historical ignorance are canvassing that 12 hours of  buying and selling is more important than honouring the brave men and women that fought they may live.

“It is the height of ingratitude, treachery and exhibition of crass ignorance that those who claim to be educated in this day and age do not understand the significance nor appreciate the symbolism of honouring those unjustly killed.

“That Nnia Nwodo’s Ohanaeze and Dave Umahi have come out yet again to lead the effort to discredit and dishonour the spirit of 3.5million victims of genocide is inexcusable to say the least.”

IPOB insisted that equating the momentous and solemn remembrance of 3.5 million victims of genocide with twelve hours of economic activity is an unpardonable crime both before God and man.

The statement further said, “These Fulani slaves in Igboland bore witness to the recent visit of Osinbajo the Nigerian vice president to Rwanda to remember the 150,000 victims of genocide. Why didn't Nnia Nwodo's treacherous Ohaneze and the Fulani herdsmen loving Dave Umahi issue a statement condemning Yemi Osinbajo for attending the memorial in Rwanda.

“What Nnia Nwodo and Dave Umahi is saying in essence is that 150,000 Rwandan genocide victims is more important than 3.5 million of their own people (Biafrans) slaughtered in similar circumstances between 1967 to 1970.

“Any leader worth his salt would canvass for Nigeria to understand the need to declare May 30th a national public holiday but not these traitors. All they care about is their little competition to see who among them will win their coveted Best Fulani Slave in the South East and South South Award 2019.

“Leaders who claim to be educated and whose education should have taught them the historic importance, symbolism and essence of remembering victims of an unjust war are the ones trying their desperate best to discourage their people from observing a day of prayers and reflection.”

The group observed that Israel only a few days ago observed the annual Jewish holocaust memorial noting that the event has been running for over 70 years.

It added that world leaders in November attended the Armistice Day commemoration in Paris to remember those that fell in the First World War noting that the remembrance has been running for over 100 years.

Continuing, the statement says: “Britain that created Nigeria observes the same annual 11th minute of the 11th hour of the 11th month at the Cenotaph in London every year without fail. Only those with a history of colluding with the enemy like Ohanaeze and Igbo governors can come out against honoring the memory of their own people.

“We know we live in an era of betrayal when mouthing nonsense against IPOB is considered a lucrative business because it attracts the attention of Aso Rock which often leads to financial reward. All inconsequential mushroom groups in the name of Biafra or Igbo hoping to attract favours from Aso Rock by issuing anti-May 30th sit at home statements will have themselves to blame in the future. Every year they come up with their usual nonsense against our sit at home order but in the end they start making comments in the hope of sharing in the glory of 100% compliance.

“These Nigeria by day and Biafra at night mushroom groups without presence or followership in Biafraland have failed in the past and will fail again because as usual, there will be total compliance with the sit-at-home order come May 30th because IPOB is the people and the people is IPOB.

“Unscrupulous individuals, groups and politicians particularly some Igbo governors and Ohanaeze Ndigbo can rant all they like on the pages of newspapers, we IPOB must remember our fallen heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price that our generation to be alive today.”

IPOB urged Biafrans, friends of Biafra and lovers of freedom across the globe to heed this patriotic and candid call for Biafra freedom and ignore all traitors and caliphate slaves within.

It said that IPOB must remain undeterred irrespective of the renewed sponsored media attacks, false propaganda, arrest and torture by the Nigerian Government and her security operatives, “supported by David Umahi of Ebonyi, Willie Obiano of Anambra, Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia and Nnia Nwodo’s Ohanaeze Ndigbo. In the end they will be held accountable for their actions because in the end IPOB always win.”

Source News Express

Posted 06/05/2019 05:33:37 AM





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