The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has stated that Professor Ben Nwabueze is no longer part of its struggle to actualize Biafra because according to the pro-Biafra group, he (Nwabueze) has joined the enemy camp.
This is in reaction to the Professor’s meeting with the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday.
IPOB accused the highly respected constitutional lawyer of breaking the promises he made to them.
The group however advised its members not to insult the Professor but also noted that he (Nwabueze) is no longer someone they can defer to.
The group’s statement reads;
“Professor Ben Nwabueze is no longer one of us. He has joined the enemy camp. 50 years of embracing every Fulani presidential candidate that comes to Enugu with a bag of foreign currency has never yielded anything positive for our people.
“Every promise and declaration Prof. Nwabueze made to IPOB leadership he has broken. From insisting that nobody should meet him for peace with IPOB unless the terrorist tag is removed to agreeing to extract written binding commitment from Atiku to return Nigeria to the regions (1963 Constitution). He failed on all these fronts.
“He is still an elder and father but his romance with Fulani One Nigeria and mortgaging Igbo interest on mere empty promise from Atiku is unacceptable. They have been endorsing every northerner all their lives for money, contracts and appointments for themselves and their families.
“Please don’t insult him or use rude words to address him because it’s not his fault. He was deceived by blood sucking Igbo demon politicians. We simply avoid him and not talk about him anymore. He is NOT somebody we can defer to anymore.
“Hugging Atiku like a child in need of his mother is an unforgivable insult to the great Igbo race in particular and we Biafrans in general.”