May 17th, 2018
From Steve Oko, Umuahia Authority Newspaper
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that only ‘Igbo traitors and saboteurs’ would attend the Ohanaeze summit slated for Awka, the Anabra State capital, on Monday, May 21.
IPOB in a strong-worded press statement issued on Thursday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful, accused the Chief Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze of organising the event to appease the Federal Government, and vowed to scuttle the summit.
It warned Igbo leaders and other eminent personalities who still cherish their integrity to stay away from the summit or be counted as part of those sabotaging Igbo interests for pecuniary gains.
Powerful said: “We shall compile the names of all keynote speakers at the event to add to the register of all those that have over the years been betraying our people, especially the individuals that packaged and executed ‘Operation Python Dance’.
IPOB accused Nwodo of protecting the interest of the Federal Government while pretending to advance the cause of Ndigbo, wondering how he would be banking on the Army for protection in a public event on Igbo soil.
“Neither Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), nor Afenifere ever boasted that Fulani Army will protect them, which shows that they are widely accepted as the authentic mouthpiece of their people unlike Nwodo”.
IPOB also accused those behind the planned summit of collaborating with the Federal Government during the infamous “Operation Python Dance” which claimed the lives of many Igbo youths, and vowed to resist the summit as a mark of honour for the victims of the operation.
“To allow Ohaneze Ndigbo to hold this summit means we have surrendered Biafraland to the Fulani caliphate forever…,” IPOB said.