You Have Lost Focus, US, UK Members Reply IPOB

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THE crisis in the Indig­enous People of Biafra (IPOB) degenerated yes­terday, as, its Government/ Media Representative, Chinedu Asuzu berated two of the organisation’s chief­tains- Mr Clifford Iroanya and Emma Mmezu, accus­ing them of having lost the organisation’s traditional values and as such should be disregarded.

Chinedu was reacting to a statement credited to the duo resident in the United States of America and the United Kingdom respec­tively. The two had report­edly accused the Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council of Elders of Indig­enous People of Biafra, Dr Dozie Ikedife, as a ‘stooge’ of the ruling APC govern­ment under President Mu­hammadu Buhari.

But, the group’s spokes­man said the statement was unfortunate and lacked logic. His words: “Ours is a respected and responsible group. Dr Ikedife is among the courageous elders in Igboland that was instru­mental to the Biafra legal suit against Nigerian Gov­ernment .This is verifiable with Suit

No FHC/OW/ CS/192/2013.It is also on record that Clifford Iroanya and his cohorts wrote Nige­rian Government to discon­tinue this celebrated court case as they believe in vio­lence to achieve Biafra. But that is not possible.

On the issue of Nnamdi Kanu-led IPOB being a global giant, Chinedu ex­plained that the IPOB is not a group, but a people scattered all over the world demanding a separate exis­tence from Nigeria. He told the press that the Nigerian Government knew the real people behind the Biafran struggle were men of prov­en integrity.

In the same vein, the Chief Editor of Biafra Voice International, UK, Com­rade Nnabuike Nnadede, said that the Biafran agita­tors were lucky to have a leader such as Dr Ikedife, Ikenga Nnewi. The media chief advised all Biafrans to come under the author­ity of the Supreme Coun­cil of Elders of Indigenous People of Biafra, to be taken serious by the international community, “rather than join noise makers and peo­ple who are frustrated, de­jected and jobless, seeking relevance…”

Meanwhile, an octoge­narian and pro-Biafra ac­tivist, Sir R.O.Okereke, has made a fresh call for an­other dimension to actual­ize the self-determination dream of the more than 15 states in Nigeria to be known as the United States of Biafra.

Okereke, who spoke in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo Lo­cal Government Area of Anambra State, said that the general elections of 2015 in which the All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) won in 20 and a half states and the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP), 15 and a half clearly indicated that those in the PDP states should come together by way of diplomacy and present to the United Na­tions, European Union and African Union their choice of government and interim officers for early approval and take off period. The Sun

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