IPOB PRESS RELEASE
It is very astonishing and disappointing that at this critical point in the liberation of our people from the British bondage called Nigeria that some unscrupulous and shameless scavengers have volunteered themselves and their useless groups as willing tools of the enemy in their foolish attempt to subvert the will of Biafran people regarding the May 30 sit-at-home order by IPOB High Command.
These Abuja-sponsored shameless scavengers driven by envy, jealousy and crass egocentric interests to the point of coming openly and publicly to disregard all efforts and sufferings of our fathers and class of Biafra soldiers who sacrificed their lives between 1967 and 1970, are hereby warned to put their usual treachery in check because they will have themselves to blame at the appointed time when the anger of the people against them can no longer be controlled. We are putting these saboteurs and enemies of Biafra on notice that no amount of Abuja sponsored propaganda or evil campaign against our movement and the annual sit-at-home order will make an iota of difference because Biafrans know they are all natural betrayers.
For the information of those seeking to attract the attention of their Abuja paymasters, let it be known that IPOB does not respond to Fulani slaves in our midst, hopeless attention seeking individuals or mushroom groups seeking relevance through newspaper advertorials. We respond to their masters in Abuja and Fulani caliphate. IPOB has never and will never join issues with individuals or people that merely mouth freedom for Biafra but deep down are servants of the caliphate seeking to attach themselves to IPOB agitation in the hope of raising their profile with Aso Rock.
It is unfortunate that this same collection of meaningless Igbo groups like the proscribed Ohaneze Ndigbo, Ala-Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) and South East Governors Forum would prefer to be always serving their Fulani masters than to be in good relationship with their own people. For the information of these Abuja slaves, 30th of May is not an Igbo affair, it is a Biafra wide commemoration of our heroes and that includes Philip Effiong the last Biafran Head of State who is not an Igbo man. These compromised and useless Igbo groups should come to terms with the fact that IPOB is the people and the people are IPOB. No amount of patronising press statements or attention-seeking headlines in the newspapers will stop a total lock-down on May 30th.
These traitors should hide their pride and appreciate what the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its Supreme Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, have done for Igbo people in particular and Biafrans in general as regards organizing and establishing an annual event like this to honour and remember our past heroes and heroines who paid the ultimate price for this generation to be alive today. IPOB family and its leadership worldwide have courageously set aside 30th of May every year as a peaceful and special day for Biafrans both home and abroad to reflect on the massacre, diseases, hunger and starvation that Nigerian government and her allies inflicted on our fathers, mothers, sisters and children since 1966 till date.
The shameless Igbo political slaves and jobbers chose rather to identify with the oppressors by attempting to compromise this memorable annual day of Biafra history. We wonder why Ala-Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) and Ohaneze Ndigbo would engage in such self-demeaning act, openly identifying with the agenda of the caliphate which is to diminish the historical significance of May 30th.
It is on record that Ohaneze Ndigbo, Ala-Igbo Development Foundation (ADF) and other Igbo social cultural organizations normally have their Igbo Day jamboree every 29th September of each year and not on 30th of May as being mischievously touted by some elements within Ala-Igbo Development Foundation. It is the height of stupidity, ignorance and mischief making to seek to shift Igbo Day to 30th of May when Biafra encompasses other non-Igbo nationalities.
Biafra remembrance day celebration and commemoration of Biafran heroes and heroines who sacrificed their youthful lives in defense of their fatherland must hold regardless of who is against it.
Comrade Emma Powerful, Media and Publicity Secretary for IPOB
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media