Biafra: Okorocha Under Fire For Attacking Nnamdi Kanu
By Ameh Comrade Godwin
26th March 2017
The Indigenous People of Biafra has slammed governor of Imo State, Owelle Rochas Okorocha for describing the struggle of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu as an insult to the Ndigbo nation.
IPOB believes that what seemed to be an insult to some people about Kanu, was that he was telling them “the bitter truth they did not want to hear”.
In a statement issued by the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, the group said the reason people like Okorocha were propagating lies against Kanu was because IPOB had said that the All Progressives Congress under President Muhammadu Buhari had a mission to islamise Nigeria.
According to them, “It is well known to everyone in Nigeria, both the government, that they don’t like to hear simple truth and other things that is eating deep into the contraption called Nigeria.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu propagates the truth to the whole world which people with good conscience around the globe understood and nicknamed him the prophet of our time because almost his teachings and prophecies on Radio Biafra have come to pass.
“He prophesied that the APC party led by Major General Muhammadu Buhari was coming to Islamise the country through their brothers in the guise of cattle rearers/herdsmen and that they would be getting support from their people in the Nigerian security agencies especially the soldiers who will protect them.
“Today the islamisation agenda is ongoing in the country without any hindrance.
“Since the killing in Agatu Benue state, Uzouwani Enugu State, Southern Kaduna and the killing of unarmed peaceful members of IPOB, there was no official pronouncements against the killings from Nigeria government and APC.
“These murderous agents in the guise of cattle rearers in every part of the country killing people, raping women and girls and destroying farmland everyday without any arrest proves Mazi Nnamdi kanu rights and also proves that they are being supported by the government in power.
“That was what IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu preached against not what some politicians understood”.
“Kanu also said that you may think they are coming to in prove the economy, but they are coming to position their people in all the security agencies for total Islamisation of the country”.
The group described as unfortunate that politicians, like Okorocha, could not see beyond their eyeglasses the hidden agenda “in the contraption called Nigeria”.
- Nigeria Daily Post
Biafra: Why Buhari Should Release Nnamdi Kanu – Okorocha
By Ifreke Inyang
26th March 2017
Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led goverment, to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Okorocha stated this in an interview with The Sun, explaining that the continued incaceration of Kanu was making him a hero.
“On the issue of Kanu and IPOB, I have a different opinion altogether and I think it has been over-dramatised and over pursued, we will just find out that it has not given us any key result. See, approach is key in life and how you look at things.
“I think what we must do as Igbo is to let the Federal Government see the reasons to release Kanu because keeping Kanu there is making him a hero out of nothing. He should be released,” he said.
“Since he made inciting statements, he has not killed, he is not found guilty, he should be released. And even what he did is not just an order or threat to government; all that he is charged with, is he guilty of it? Has he done anything wrong? So, we must let the government understand that Kanu is not worth the trouble being attached to him.
“It is something that we the leaders can go to the president and say, give us this boy, we will guarantee his good behaviour. Bring him out. But the approach is key. I think very soon now I will ensure that a meeting of Igbo leaders is convened.
“This is where leadership is called for. We will go and meet President Buhari and we will kindly request for his release and that he has learnt enough lesson in the prison. Because he didn’t even spare anybody; we have to let him know he wasn’t only talking about the Federal Government and Biafra. He was castigating and insulting all the Igbo leaders. When such a person who even castigated his own is in prison, why should it be a big deal? Why don’t we look at it differently and see it as youthful exuberance rather than putting him there and he is creating a bit of tension and what should not worth it.
“And Nigerians love creating ethnic colourations and making things big. I have discussed with some key Federal Government authorities that they need to remove him from the prison and stop this case so that everybody will be free and IPOB will be free. But I must also have said that IPOB in their agitation, there is nothing wrong with the agitation, but the language of the agitation is different.
“You see, when you are talking about sovereignty, that doesn’t sound well with any sovereign nation. But they are doing the same thing that the Egbesus are doing, the Oduduwas are doing, the Niger Delta people are doing, but the language is different. I mean there is nothing wrong if you make all the noise in the world for people to recognise you, it is part of democracy.
“But when you say you want to be sovereign, you want to be on your own, that’s when it becomes an issue. It creates unnecessary hatred for Ndigbo. Yet you want to be free and the Igbo are talking about Igbo presidency, how does the two work?
“So, these are some of the things we have to advise our children to apply wisdom in doing. But nobody wants to talk about it, everybody thinks it has become a political issue, let’s use it as an instrument to get some kind of attention.
“That’s not the way to do it. And the Igbo are quite unique people. What others do and get away with, people don’t excuse us with it. So, we must look inward and find a refined way of getting what we want. For instance, when people are talking about presidency, instead of them to talk about Nigerian president, they are talking about Igbo president. As if you have ever had Yoruba president or Hausa president. So, we must change our language. Our problem with IPOB and the whole agitation about Igbo presidency is the language.”
- Nigeria Daily Post