The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has tagged governors of South-East states as hypocrites for disowing and condemning the secessionist group.
Kanu, who also insisted that the governors do not have the power to unilaterally decide the fate of the South-East, stated this in a statement by the IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful on Tuesday.
The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the purported disowning and condemnation of IPOB and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, by the frustrated South East Governors and few self-centered political leaders in the region. We are not, however, surprised because they were the same people who proscribed us before the federal government tagged us terrorists.
“The governors, Ohaneze Ndigbo, and the handful of traitors masquerading as the Igbo political elite should wake up to the realities that they have since lost the confidence of the people. They are rattled by the unflinching support and loyalty of the masses to IPOB.
“It’s only unfortunate, shameful and disgraceful that the so-called Igbo leaders will be quick to disown and betray their own in their quest to appease their slave masters.
“So, the South East self-acclaimed Leaders are quick to disown IPOB and ESN, yet they are calling us to accept the calls for peaceful negotiations? What hypocrisy!
“We want to unequivocally declare again, that the five South East governors and the few self-appointed Igbo elite, are too infinitesimal to speak for the millions of Biafrans who are tired of being held hostage in this contraption called Nigeria.”