The Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB group has maintained its stance on the actualization of a sovereign state called Biafra.
On Wednesday, the group said that a large percentage of Igbos are still behind the calls for secession and not restructuring. The group also criticized the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo over the organization of a meeting on Restructuring in Lagos instead of in Igboland. The group described the meeting as a ‘desperate’ attempt by Nwodo to salvage his ‘tattered image as igbo leader’.
In the statement signed by the media secretary of the group, Emma Powerful, IPOB urged Igbos to boycott the meeting, pointing out that Pro-Yoruba group, Afenifere would never organize any major meeting outside of Yorubaland and wondered why Nwodo must run to Yoruba territory for a meeting
“Arewa Consultative Forum consigns all their activities in Northern Nigeria, Afenifere always conduct their activities in Yorubaland, why must Ohanaeze Ndigbo move their activities outside Igboland to Lagos? It shows they are not proud of their land or people.
The sole purpose of the gathering in Lagos is to create the impression that Nwodo is still in charge, despite the obvious death of the restructuring debate in the absence of the momentum provided by IPOB. Lagos is not and can never be the home of Igbo people, no matter how many millennia they may have lived there.
Having lost credibility all over Igboland for his serial betrayal, Chief Nwodo has run to Lagos, the practice pitch of the National Stadium, Surulere Lagos, today, December 14, 2017, to relaunch his tattered image as Igbo leader. If he is, indeed, the leader of Igbo, what is he doing, convening a crucial meeting about Ndigbo in Lagos? Lagos is Yorubaland, not Igboland.
Afenifere never organised any serious gathering outside Yorubaland, so why must Chief Nwodo run to Yoruba territory to conduct his restructuring debate. Is it because Igbo people are firmly behind IPOB quest for total Biafra independence not his restructuring agenda? Or is it because he knows nobody will attend his gathering of traitors anywhere on Igbo soil.
We are urging all Biafrans, especially those of Igbo extraction, to boycott this sponsored gathering in Lagos.We are aware that a lot of money has been spent to mobilise dance troops from Anambra and Enugu States to charter buses with the promise of N350,000 pledge for any group that performs for Nwodo at Surulere today.”