… Most of the people prepared for the position are traitors raised by the Caliphate – IPOB
By Chimaobi Nwaiwu, Nnewi
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave the reason for their refusal to support the Nigerian president of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people who are preparing for the position are puppets that will be used against the interests of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the agitator groups from Biafra. .
IPOB also alleged that the people at the forefront of the unrest were people who openly worked against the late Dr. Alex Ekwueme, at the Jos PDP convention for the candidacy of the President of Nigeria under the PDP in 1999, the most brilliant opportunity Ndigbo had to the post.
In an IPOB statement from her Media and Advertising secretary, Emma Powerful alleged that what those people did to the late Dr. Ekwueme was done similarly by her likes Peter Obi, in 2019 when she faced Alhaji Abubarka Atiku like his running mate, claiming they conspired and did not support or campaign for Obi despite being in the same political party, the PDP, with him.
IPOB, therefore, said that the same people who shout today President of Igbo extraction will turn around to sabotage their own people tomorrow in favor of a non-Igbo due to selfish interest, especially with a small carrot hanging in their face. .
The IPOB statement said: “We cannot support any person who kills us, that will mean the end of the emancipation of Biafra as we know it.
“What happened at the Jos PDP convention when the late Dr. Alex Ekwueme opposed the nomination of the President of Nigeria under the PDP in 1999 is still fresh in our minds.
“So people like Jim Nwobodo, Orji Uzo Kalu and practically every other Igbo delegate at that convention voted against him. These Igbo men sabotaged the Igbo presidency so what has changed since 1999 that will make them come out now to shamefully cry out for the same Igbo presidency that they publicly rejected in 1999?
“Similarly, when Mr Peter Obi, in 2019, was contesting with Alhaji Abubarka Atiku as his running mate, Governor Dave Umahi and his fellow travelers on conspiracy matters did not support or campaign for him despite be in the same political party-PDP.
“We are surprised that these people who today shout president of Igbo extraction but who sabotaged their own people yesterday think that we have forgotten, they also believe that others will support them when it is their turn.
“Also, if these myopic and self-centered fellows think that producing the President of Nigeria will solve the Ndigbo problem, when Goodluck Jonathan, a man from Ijaw from the South-South was President of Nigeria for six years, what did he do for the East in general? and the people of Ijaw in particular?
“The same northern oligarchy that did not allow it to operate freely will still not allow any puppet that they may eventually name from Igboland to triumph. So there is no point in crying out for what will not offer any solution to our problems.
“The few major roads built in the southeast and south-south were not made by Igbo men, but none of these traitors disguised as Igbo leaders today have been able to force their slave masters to rehabilitate them. Most of these self-acclaimed leaders from the Old East and Igbo region are traitors raised by the caliphate and we cannot trust them. “