Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 15 July 2019 | 983 times
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has taken a swipe at ex-Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over his statement on last Friday’s murder of the daughter of the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti.
Tinubu had during his visit to commiserate with Afenifere leader reportedly absolved Fulani herdsmen who had been fingered in the murder as being innocent of the crime.
The group wondered why Tinubu would “sacrifice the blood of his brethren on the shrine of greed, conceit and unbridled quest for his 2023 presidential ambition”.
A statement on Monday by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, described Tinubu as a disgrace to the noble Yoruba ancestry, accusing him of allowing his self-centred avarice and ego to stifle the aspirations and destiny of the people.
The statement said in part: “I must remind you today that your Fulani masters will never do for you what you are slavishly doing for them. You know in your heart of hearts that murderous Fulani herdsmen are culpable in the brutal murder of a Yoruba daughter and that Igbos had no hand in the Ore Highway Massacre.
“An influential Yoruba newspaper (PUNCH) reported that nearby villagers, who are Yorubas, informed police that the killer Fulani herdsmen have their base in a nearby forest.
“These are eye witness accounts from Yoruba people living in the surrounding areas where the tragic incident occurred. Or are you saying the villagers can no longer distinguish between a gun-wielding Fulani terrorist and an Igbo man?
“Your unguarded utterances only succeeded in doing more harm to the Fasoranti family, insulting the memory of their daughter and will be seen for what it is, an affront to the dignity of the Yoruba race. You are a Fulani Lackey!!!
“The fate of Afonja and loss of Ilorin, a Yoruba territory, to the Fulani conquistadors in years gone by should have taught you and your likes a bitter historical lesson but it seems you are hell-bent on repeating the mistakes of the past.”
IPOB accused the ex-governor as being devoid of shame, honour and dignity, which are the hallmarks of a true statesman, saying: “The Fulani that you serve so foolishly will never shed one drop of Fulani blood for an indimi like you. They will never concede “their” Presidency to a lewd unequal.
“To them you are another camouflage Muslim, a filthy infidel from the south, a contaminated version of Islam not worthy to be seen or regarded as an equal. Have you ever wondered why no Yoruba Muslim including yourself can never be allowed to lead a Jummat prayer in any mosque in the north?
“Because you, along with other Yoruba Muslim are not and can never be considered equal to your Fulani counterparts. Is it not a shame that Yorubas like yourself submit to the authority of the Sultan of Sokoto as the supreme leader of Muslims in Nigeria in perpetuity, yet no Yoruba man will ever occupy that throne. So you see, you will remain their slave forever and ever.
“Quislings like you in the service of Fulani Caliphate abound in Igboland too, but we continue to expose, ridicule and sanction them because we are ever conscious of the consequences of their actions on present and future generations.
“The Fulani killing machine you serve so slavishly will continue to dangle the fruit of a false presidential promise like a receding mirage. Your hatred for Igbo people will precipitate the downfall of the Yoruba race unless you are stopped.”
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