As a result, the group urged him not to use them for political purposes, as doing so would lead to “political catastrophe.”
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said in a statement on Monday that Nigerians must be wary of Okorocha, claiming that the former governor and his associates are responsible for a slew of attacks, killings, and kidnappings in Imo State.
He said, “Okorocha has tried so many times to be part and parcel of IPOB to decide the way forward in the movement but IPOB leadership refused to accept him. Okorocha and his likes will be there watching IPOB actualise Biafra freedom and independence from the oppressive Nigerian state.
“His recent ranting against IPOB will lead him to destruction. IPOB has never seen him as a threat to the liberation of Biafra as being championed by the group.
“It only showed that he is speaking the minds of his masters in Abuja who advised him to siphon Imo State funds with his family especially his son in-law, Uche Nwosu.”
The group also alleged that Okorocha created the “criminal gangs” in order to counter the “criminal gangs” of the current Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma so that his properties will not be seized.