By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has accused Ohaneze Ndigbo of sabotaging the interest of Igbo people saying that their action has left a destructive trail of blood and betrayal.
IPOB noted that nobody in Nigeria has regard for the honour and dignity of a once proud race.
A statement made available by IPOB media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, the group observed that only those born with a deep sense of betrayal, Lagos-Abuja domiciled traitors and fellow collaborators will have respect for Ohaneze as presently constituted.
The statement reads in part, “To date we are yet to come across one person who can confidently point to one tangible achievement of Ohanaeze Ndigbo that benefited the entire people.
“The truth is, there is none. They work for their pockets and well-being of their children and relatives and nothing more.
“Some of the sins of Ohanaeze Ndigbo are too numerous, heinous and abominable to place in the public domain. But, for our purposes, we shall present a historic and contemporary overview of a string of mind blowing blunders and outstanding treachery by Ohaneze Ndigbo over the years, for the world to see and judge accordingly.
“That IPOB was perversely tagged a terrorist group in the eyes of the laws of Nigeria, when Fulani terrorist herdsmen are free to roam and kill at will, is the exclusive making of Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East governors.
“Not many people are aware that Nnia Nwodo and Gov. Dave Umahi personally pleaded with Fulani caliphate to invade the east because Nnamdi Kanu refused to call off the boycott of Anambra governorship election in November 2017. Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East governors consider IPOB a threat to their livelihood and was determined to accept countless cold blooded executions of innocent IPOB members in order to prove to their Fulani masters they are good Nigerians.’
IPOB called on those in doubt as to the true motive behind the formation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo by the caliphate to bear in mind that Ohaneze has fought and have continued to fight anybody with the interest of the masses of the east at heart.
The statement explained that Ohaneze in keeping with the template drawn up by the caliphate, once fought Dr. Azikiwe into irrelevance adding, “They reduced him from Zik of Africa to mere Owelle of Onitsha, even when Zik realised the errors of his ways during the war and wanted to industrialise the east in the Second Republic.
“This same Ohaneze Ndigbo repeatedly conspired against Ojukwu and crowned his humiliation by denying him a seat on Abacha’s constituent assembly.
“They corrupted Ralph Uwazuruike by pressuring him into accepting money in exchange for extinguishing the hope of Biafra. Today he’s more interested in acquiring landed properties than pursuing the emancipation of Biafra.
“Dr Dozie Ikedife it must be stated for record purposes is a dedicated Arewa servant. He was Ohaneze Ndigbo President General when Uwazuruike accepted money from the federal government to destroy the dreams of Biafra restoration. We must not forget that Uwazuruike was handed over to Dr. Ikedife to guide him out of his quest for Biafra.
“Today Uwazuruike is another corrupt spent force hosting his Hausa Fulani friends like Al Mustapha, Ango Abdullahi and Arewa Youths in his Owerri mansion on ways to build a better Nigeria.”
IPOB noted that the betrayal of Nnamdi Kanu and his family by Ohaneze Ndigbo is a well established pattern by those they described as group of saboteurs, to kill any popularly accepted leader dedicated to setting the masses free.
The group insisted that the interest of Ohaneze Ndigbo lies in destroying any body or group that dares challenge the hegemony of their masters the Fulani caliphate.
The statement further read, “Nnamdi Kanu refused every mouth-watering offer to abandon Biafra agitation. He refused to succumb to their blackmail at Enugu Government House meeting with South East governors.
“When Nnamdi Kanu refused to accept money, oil wells and choice properties around the world in exchange for Biafra, he was marked for death.
“They couldn’t destroy Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB on their own because they know he is too popular with the masses and the South East governors alongside Ohaneze Ndigbo lack the clout to move against him. Instead they turned to their caliphate masters to sent in their battle group of the Nigerian Army to kill him in his home.
“IPOB Intelligence intercepted correspondence between Nnia Nwodo and Commander of 82 Army Division Enugu pleading with him to launch a military attack against Nnamdi Kanu’s compound. Conversations between Gov. Dave Umahi and Lawal Daura the former SSS (DSS) Director General also confirm that all South East governors were in support of the assassination of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“In Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu’s press statements in the aftermath of the deadly invasion of Isiama Afaraukwu and massacre of IPOB family members, it will be observed that he justified the killing of Nnamdi Kanu by repeatedly saying that what happened to Kanu and his parents prevented the death of millions of Igbo people living in the north. He also alluded to this in his BBC Igbo interview on the matter.
“The agenda of Ohanaeze Ndigbo from inception is to stop the re-emergence of Biafra or the emancipation of the people of the east. Some older people will remember the antics of prominent Ohaneze Ndigbo chieftains like one Chief MN Ugochukwu of Ugo Foam & Ugo Motors fame, the Abilikete of Umunze in Orumba. He held series of Ohaneze Ndigbo meetings on behalf of Arewa caliphate to dutifully subvert Igbo collective interest.
“How about Eze Onuegwu Nwoke from Owerri, who will board Arthur Eze’s Triax Airline to see Abacha in Abuja to literally bow down before him as their god. The act of mortgaging Igbo interest at the altar of self advancement is as old as Ohaneze Ndigbo, it didn’t start today.
“There was another popular Ohaneze Ndigbo chieftain, Igwe Emeka Nnaji of Amagunze popularly known as Ankoto, a saboteur during the war. He was a prime mover and prominent member of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. He boldly granted regular interviews to NTA, stating openly that Ohaneze Ndigbo is loyal to Sanni Abacha. A whole race loyal to one Arewa oppressor.
“This same Ohaneze Ndigbo saw to it that Ojukwu was not elected to the constituent assembly because of their hatred for Biafra. They did not want the issue of Biafra or self determination to be raised.”
The statement also accused Ohaneze Ndigbo of sabotaging Dr. Chuba Okadigbo out of senate presidency saying that the extra judicial killings of unarmed IPOB agitators by the Fulani dominated Nigerian Army was aided and abated by Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East governors.
IPOB said, “Operation Python Dance is the brain child of Ohaneze Ndigbo and South East governors because of their selfish desire to destroy IPOB to please their northern masters.
“Nnia Nwodo made Ndigbo a laughing stock the day he knelt down in his bedroom in his Ukehe country home to plead with Bola Ahmed Tinubu to give him the ACN ticket to contest Enugu State gubernatorial election during the burial of his wife.
“Historic crimes and injustices against Igbo speaking people of Biafra were never addressed by Ohaneze Ndigbo. For instance in 1939 some Anioma communities in present day Delta and Edo states were carved out of the core Igbo heartland despite protests from Anioma kings then to the British colonial authorities. Ohaneze has done nothing ever since.
“These are some of the unpardonable crimes of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and reason why they remain proscribed. Anybody, who for monetary gains or whatever materialistic considerations, stand in defence of Ohaneze Ndigbo will go down with them. Ohaneze Ndigbo have outlived their usefulness.”