Pro-Biafran group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has lashed out at former Ohanaeze President General, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, for making what it termed an inflammatory statement about the leadership of IPOB.
According to a statement jointly signed by two spokesmen of the group, Dr. Clifford C. Iroanya and Barr. Emma Mmezu, “only a very stupid and retarded fool will think that IPOB, which today is a global phenomenon, emerged out of a leaderless structure.
“It is equally disheartening that people with a clear agenda of supporting the North in their continued subjugation of Biafrans will have the temerity to shamelessly come forward to comment on the leadership of a movement they know nothing about.
“ Ikedife should concentrate on his support for Hausa/Fulani hegemony which he enthroned in Ohaneze when he was the Secretary General of the now moribund group. Ikedife should first ask who created and appointed him into the position he claims he now occupies,” the statement made available to news men states.
The statement posits that Ikedife was against Radio Biafra stance to oppose the Islamisation of Biafraland through APC.
“It is on record that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu visited Dozie Ikedife at his clinic in Nnewi with a copy of Eastern Pilot newspaper that caricatured APC and Chris Ngige in Anambra to explain to him why IPOB cannot support APC and Ngige in the gubernatorial election.
“ Ikedife couldn’t hide his anger that we were campaigning against APC in Anambra. Three other people were present at that meeting and can verify this story. Mr. Arinze Awogu now a Special Assistant to Gov. Willie Obiano was present at this meeting and can confirm it.
“IPOB is a global giant not because of the treacherous and disgraceful acts of the likes of Ikedife of the now dissolved Council of Elders, but is purely down to the leadership qualities and fearlessness of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB.
“ Ikedife cannot reap where he did not sow Has his group Bilie Human Rights ever come out for protest or chastise the murderous state apparatus in Nigeria? Which IPOB meeting has Ikedife ever attended?
“He is a member and one of the leaders of Bilie Human Rights Initiative dedicated to using the name of Biafra to work for Buhari. Anybody can search online for news stories of Ikedife supporting APC and Buhari, this fact is not hidden.
“The likes of Ikedife are the people that ruined Igboland through Ohaneze and he wants to bring the same destructive confusion to IPOB but he has failed. Any reasonable person will know that he is a hired hand doing the bidding of his masters from the North,” the statement maintains.
The statement while lashing at Ikedife, extolled the leadership quality of the detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
“The question sensible people must ask is why is it that everybody is now clamouring to be identified with IPOB led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, if not for the phenomenal achievements recorded under his leadership without sponsorship from any politician.
“What has been accomplished by Nnamdi Kanu in terms of building this movement from bottom up all over the world cannot be replicated by anyone or group in this generation.
“Why is it that people are not clamouring to join Ikedife’s group if they are doing the right thing for Biafrans. We would want it to be placed on record that Ikedife’s group solicited for support to allow Okorocha to join Biafra agitation at a meeting held at Bannister House in Hackney London through a Bilie solicitor known as Emekaesiri, but this request was flatly turned down by our leader because he knew Okorocha did not mean well for us Biafrans.
“Another question Ikedife must answer is: who is the leader of IPOB as recognised by the United Nations and what name does his group bear? We have raised these issues for people to know that Ikedife and his group cannot deceive us with a non-existent court case at Owerri High Court. It is sad to see an old man display so much jealousy and greed at an age when he should be devoted to the preservation of truth and our value system.
“What a shame that a man who claims to be an elder has not for once condemned Buhari’s senseless slaughter of his people. Ikedife lacks that credibility and moral authority to speak about IPOB and its leadership, because he is an agent of the North from his NPN days till date. The public are advised to ignore him. Ikedife is a liar for saying he is the co-founder of Radio Biafra, the statement declares.

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