The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), yesterday, said its proscription of the apex Igbo organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo remains unchanged.
The pro Biafra group said it will continue to disrupt any public gathering by the Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo anywhere in Biafraland until they resort to do what it termed the right thing.
IPOB accused Ohanaeze of issuing a fake press statement that it held an open public event during a brainstorming between it and Igbo World Assembly (IWA) and dared the apex Igbo group to hold a public event and see if it will not be disrupted.
The group also condemned statement attributed to Chief Nnia Nwodo, the President General of Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo, where he was quoted to have urged people to ignore IPOB’s call for no election come 2019.
In a release by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB said there is no going back on the proscription of Ohanaeze and its no election stands.
Part of the statement reads: “It is important we reiterate that IPOB proscription of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo still stands and will never be rescinded. Any public gathering by Nnia Nwodo and his Ohanaeze Ndigbo anywhere in Biafraland will be disrupted.
“Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo met last week Thursday at their national secretariat, Park Avenue Enugu, to brainstorm with Igbo World Assembly (IWA) on how to sabotage IPOB’s no election campaign in Biafraland. After the meeting, they issued an already prepared press statement to the media that sought to give the erroneous impression that an actual public event held in Enugu on the said day.
“We wish to state our position very clearly against any group that would like to cash in on the desperation of scrupulous politicians to make some quick buck at the expense of IPOB that total humiliation awaits them. The minds of our people are made up, they only listen and understand the raw truth coming from IPOB and no other. The rant of these mushroom fake groups starts and ends on the pages of newspapers.
“Anybody seen meeting with Nnia Nwodo of Ohaneze Ndi-Igbo will be classified as a sellout and dealt with accordingly. Nnia Nwodo and his Ohanaeze are Fulani slaves and remain so till eternity. Nnia Nwodo was appointed a minister of state twice by his Fulani masters and can never do without them. His father served the north and so also his brother Okwesilieze Nwodo, who is presently living rent-free in one of Atiku Abubakar’s houses in Abuja. So, it is in their family interest that Biafrans vote in 2019.
“The global family of IPOB condemns the frivolous statement credited to Nnia Nwodo and his group of Ohanaeze Ndi-Igbo in Enugu asking people not to listen to IPOB and its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on election boycott come 2019 general election.
“The one and only IPOB, ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, decided to boycott every election in Biafraland as far back as 2015 when Nnia Nwodo was nursing the ambition to become Enugu State governor, not even Ohanaeze leadership. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu it is apt to note, is as consistent as the Northern Star.