The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, in Lagos yesterday said it may be forced to stop the Publicity Secretary of Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Joe Igbokwe, from setting his foot in Igboland following his incessant anti-Biafra comments.
This was in reaction to the statement credited to Igbokwe where he urged Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the group, to quietly go home after securing his bail condition and stop what he called “the hopeless agitation for the realisation of Biafra.”
Igbokwe added that ”Now that he has been granted bail, he should just quietly go home and rest. We are not a candidate of Biafra. They are just dissipating their energy for nothing. I just hope he will just go home quietly and stop disturbing the peace of the country.
“We are not for Biafra. We can’t build Nigeria for others. The so-called Biafra is too small for us. Nigeria provides a big stage for us. We own this country.
“We are a major ethnic group in this country. How can you go for a small pond when you have Atlantic Ocean?”
“So Nnamdi Kanu should go home quietly. He should stop his reckless and stupid agitation. The agitation has no political or economic sense. It is a hopeless agitation that we are not interested in.
“They are just using it to make money from gullible ones. It is a collection of illiterates.”
Reacting, a frontline member of IPOB, Kanayo Nwogwugwu in a chat with Independent, pointed out clearly that the group and the entire Igbo race had had enough of Igbokwe’s “thoughtless and reckless statement aimed at pleasing his paymasters in the Southwest.”
While thanking people of the Southeast and South-South regions who had shown solidarity with Kanu since the news of his bail, Nwogwugwu said Igbokwe lied when he said the entire Igbo race were not interested in the Biafra project.
According to him, “The likes of Igbokwe should bury his head in shame for describing the Biafra project as hopeless and IPOB supporters as collection of illiterates.
“He should watch the television and read the dailies to see how prominent Igbo leaders, including children are celebrating his bail.
“If he doesn’t rein in his caustic tongue, we may be forced to restrict him to his new found land and banish him from setting foot his foot again on Igboland.”