The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has slammed Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige for claiming that President Buhari loves Ndigbo and dismissing Ohaneze Ndigbo’s claims that the South-East geopolitical zone has been expunged from the scheme of things under Buhari.
The organisation described Ngige and his cohorts as political jobbers, who are feeding fat from “the crumbs from the master’s table,” pointing out that they should be ashamed of themselves for not projecting Biafran interest.
A statement released by IPOB Spokesman, Emma Powerful, condemned those opposed to the new found courage of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and commended Ohanaeze Ndigbo for their stance in supporting the ideals of the struggle for the restoration of Biafra.
The statement read:
“The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, worldwide and its leadership condemn those opposed to this new found courage of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
“The opposers are all evil men whose intent is to perpetuate the master-slave relationship between Abuja and Enugu. People like Chris Ngige and other political jobbers feeding off the crumbs from the master’s table should be ashamed of themselves and should know that the day of reckoning is fast approaching.
“Anybody or group of persons against the new found courage of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in supporting the quest for freedom for all must examine his or her conscience before offering an opinion.
“Nevertheless, we, IPOB members, have gone beyond the rent-boy era of politics in Igbo-speaking part of Biafra; that is something these no hopers should know.
“This is the time to embolden the few good men left in Igboland not to pander to the interest of political vultures, who have brought nothing tangible to the emancipation discourse championed by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members worldwide.
“Our goal remains the attainment of absolute freedom indeed, not just in mere words for all oppressed peoples of Biafra and beyond.
“We also commend the Ohanaeze leadership for demonstrating the leadership charisma for once throughout their period in office as executive in Igboland.
“As long as the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other groups and social cultural organizations in Biafra land remain on the side of the truth without fear or favour, IPOB and its leadership will continue to support every of their initiatives aimed at liberating, emancipating or promotion of our people.
“We hope that other social cultural organizations and elders in Biafraland of Ijaw, Ishekiri, Anang, Ibibio, Kalabari, Opobo, Igala, Idoma, Ogoni, Urohobo, Igbanke etc will come out and toll the line with the recent statements made by Ohaneze Ndi Igbo towards the realization of God’s nation Biafra and the liberation of our people.
“Until this sacred and divine mission is accomplished, IPOB worldwide will never rest’ so also our ordained leader and prophet of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”
While speaking during the annual convention and 2016 graduation ceremony of Skill Acquisition Students of Bina Foundation, Enugu, Ngige had said contrary to the statement purportedly made by Ohanaeze that Ndigbo were being excluded, the antecedents of Buhari showed that he loved Ndigbo.