The Indigenous People of Biafra has warned Ohanaeze Ndigbo in clear terms that:
“Any day these so-called Igbo leaders gather in public, we will make sure we show them how upset we are. The era of selling the collective interest of the masses to the highest bidder has come to an end. All we want is referendum not restructuring; we want Biafra not Nigeria. We have buried too many people, we have lost too many souls, we are pained by the innocent who are still languishing in illegal detention all over Nigeria and we are enraged by the betrayal of those we call socio-political leaders. Only the total restoration of Biafra will suffice, anything else is mere waste of time.
The Indigenous People of Biafra makes the press statement to address the dangling leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo. Making it clear to Ohaneze Ndigbo that what Biafrans want is referendum and not restructuring.
The Indigenous People of Biafra warned Ohaneze Ndigbo in strongly over their roles in failing to defend the will of the people they claimed to be representing. This is after Ohaneze publicly displayed their involvement in selling out the will of the people to their Hausa Fulani masters in exchange for political appointments and financial gains.
In the press statement released by the Indigenous People of Biafra through the media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB makes it clear to Ohanaeze Ndigbo that the will of the people must be respected and nothing short of it will be accepted from any group in Biafra land.
We read with disdain the statement credited to an Ohaneze Ndigbo spokesperson regarding the events that up took place at the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) event in Enugu recently. What happened at the said event will be nothing compared to what shall become of Ohaneze Ndigbo should they attempt to convene any public meeting anywhere in Biafraland to discuss restructuring or how to keep Nigeria one.
“The spontaneous disruption of the ECA event at Enugu, though regrettable, is what shall become of any gathering where compromised, washed-out politicians gather to sell out our people to their Hausa-Fulani masters from the north. What we want and are being killed for is referendum not restructuring; freedom not continued bondage in Nigeria.
“It is unfortunate that very few individuals who arrogate the title of elders and leaders to themselves cannot point to any legacy they built or are presently building for the coming generation except betrayal, treachery, back-stabbing, avarice and lust for power. All the excellent work done by Dr. Michael Okpara and Chief Sam Mbakwe has been laid to waste by a ravenous breed of caliphate appointed Igbo leadership devoid of any sense of responsibility to the people.
It could be recalled that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is the only leader accepted by the Igbo people the same way Dr. Michael Okpara and Chief Sam Mbakwe were accepted because he has shown numerous examples that earned him a place in the heart of all Biafrans.