The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB ) has warned the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to stop calling its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, a maximum emperor.
IPOB said it was saddening that Biafrans were rewarded with victimisation after campaigning for former governor Peter Obi and governors Rochas Okorocha and Willie Obiano.
APGA had, in a press statement, on Tuesday, signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, taken a swipe at Kanu and IPOB for allegedly calling for a boycott of the Anambra November 18 poll.
But IPOB, in a press statement made available to our correspondent, on Wednesday, in Awka, Anambra State, by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, described APGA’s attack on Kanu as childish antics.
It alleged that the APGA-led government in the state had at several times killed no fewer than 2,000 of its members in Anambra.
The group’s statement said, “We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, and our leadership view the childish antics of the All Progressives Grand Alliance as a jealousy-laden, derisive attempt to deflect attention away from the fact that APGA, as the governing party in Anambra State, has been responsible for the death of innocent Biafrans numbering over 2,000 since our formation.
“The two notable instances being the infamous Ezu River killings and the heinous massacres at Nkpor and Head Bridge, Onitsha, respectively.”
“It is very unfortunate that APGA, as a political party preoccupied with feathering the nests of a select few, underestimated the desire of every genuine Biafran to be liberated from the bondage that Nigeria has come to represent.
“APGA is motivated by personal greed and self-aggrandisement unlike IPOB that is purely focused on the liberation of our people and by extension, other oppressed people in Nigeria.
“The spurious and childish accusation for our leader to stop parading himself as an emperor smacks more of envy borne out of desperation than a reasoned assertion,” IPOB said.
Source: ( Punch Newspaper )