By Ogeh Friday Igiri
13 August 2018
Reporting For Family Writers Press
The Women wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Ebonyi State chapter, last Sunday 12th August 2018, hosted Mrs. Uzoamaka Egezie, the IPOB National Women leader. Mrs. Uzoamaka Egezie aka "Mama Biafra" alongside some other IPOB Ebonyi State Women Executives, were hosted at Abakiliki, the State capital. The meeting was held on the desire to proffer better ways of fostering healthy relationships and cooperation amongst the women in Abakiliki Province. This is driven towards achieving anticipated results in the upcoming Biafra restoration projects as clearly mapped out by the IPOB leadership.
The IPOB Ebonyi State Women leader, Evangelist (Mrs) Chioma Iwuala in her welcome address, expressed joy and gratitude for the visit of the national women leader, her entourage and the massive turn out of the IPOB Ebonyi State Women who thronged out in their numbers to accord them warm reception. Expectedly, the formal introduction of the women drawn from the three Senatorial districts of the state, was exhaustively made.
The IPOB State Coordinator, Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya who equally showed up with his executive officers including Mazi Wisdom Ezike, Coordinator - Ebonyi North, Rev. Oko Elijah Okpara, Coordinator - Ebonyi South as well as Zonal/Unit Coordinators were duly welcomed. Their appearances in the meeting were in line with the demand of the National Women leader, "Mama Biafra" who indicated interest in meeting with the principal officers in the State, to practically record her appreciation for their resoluteness and hardwork in the Biafra restoration struggle.
The National Women leader, Mrs. Uzoamaka Egezie expressed joy for the warm reception accorded her. She commended the formidability of the Ebonyi State IPOB in the Biafran restoration quest. She gave a brief narrative of her involvement in the struggle right from the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) under Uwazurike. She enumerated the differences between MASSOB and IPOB, reiterating that the IPOB ably led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will most assuredly restore Biafra.
Speaking on the politics and unity of the Nigerian contraption, the National Women leader maintained that "the politicians cannot offer us anything meaningful but are only interested in their pockets and stomachs. They can only go to whatever extent, no matter how detrimental such actions are to the downtrodden to achieve their frivolous desires. We therefore should be wary against their antics, to avert deception". She further stated that Nigeria right from onset, has not been united. "All the efforts made to see if Nigeria could be one especially by Biafrans, woefully failed. Such efforts have resulted in killing, maiming and marginalization by the Nigerian government. There is absolutely nothing better, other than the dismemberment of Nigeria. The upcoming referendum exercise will wholesomely truncate the falsehood of the unity of Nigeria" Mrs. Uzoamaka Egezie expressly quoted some verses of Quran that supported the killing of non-muslims (the infidels) by the Islamists.
The IPOB National Veteran leader, retired Major-General Edmund Nwaja, who came on the visit with the IPOB National Women leader, gave the affirmation that "indeed Ebonyi State IPOB is formidable. We have to come to encourage you to keep doing the good work you are doing for Biafra restoration. He stressed that soonest, Biafra total freedom will be achieved". He subsequently held a brief meeting with all veterans present.
Mazi Igwe Ogbonnaya, the Ebonyi State IPOB Coordinator, expressed delight over the impressive turn out coupled with the cooperation so far exhibited by IPOB Ebonyi Women wing. He enjoined them to "keep the spirit and the enthusiasm alive, in their evangelism thrust to different domain amongst their women folks within the State, because you have a lot of roles to play".
Hundreds of women from other states, Senatorials, local government areas, zones and units' principal officers resident in the state (Abakiliki province), were also in attendance.