The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), has told Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo State that “he is the one that is a big disgrace to Ndigbo”.
IPOB was reacting to a statement credited to Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemedo in which he described IPOB as
“a disgrace to Ndigbo” for allegedly attempting to disrupt Okorocha’s speech presentation at the Chatham House, London on Wednesday.
Onwuemeodo, had also told IPOB that it would be “unreasonable” for the pro-Biafra group “to think Okorocha can be one of them”.
According to him, the invasion of the venue by IPOB to disrupt the Governor’s speech has discredited the group’s true claim of agitating for a true Igbo nation, maintaining that his refusal to support their agitation has caused the attack on him.
But in a swift reaction, IPOB lambasted Okorocha for what it called his anti-Biafra activities and utterances, warning him to “guard his utterances about Biafra to avoid regrets”.
IPOB also told Okorocha to stop parading himself as Igbo leader, saying that he lacks the capacity, confidence, and the antecedents to speak for Ndigbo “when Imo State under his watch has become a laughing stock”.
IPOB Media and Publicity Officer who spoke on phone with The AUTHORITY on Saturday, said “ “Okorocha is a total disgrace to Ndigbo home and abroad”, adding that he deceived the people of Imo by pretending to be a voice for the masses only to gain power and manifest his true colour.
Powerful said that the treatment meted to Okorocha in London was a warning to other Governors in the south east states who are sabotaging the efforts to actualise Biafran independence.
“What Okorocha saw in London is a warning to his colleagues who are working against Biafra interest. Similar treatments await them until they stop cooperating with our oppressors.