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Sequel to the linkage of IPOB to Peter Obi’s presidential movement by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB has hit back at the MACBAN, claiming the herders’ group is a known architect and breeder of many groups terrorising Nigeria since the inception of President Muhammadu Buhari In 2015.
IPoB was reacting to a statement by one of MACBAN’s leaders, Saleh Alhassan, linking the group with Obedient Movement.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, titled:‘Miyetti Allah terrorist group and their Igbo phobia mentality’, the group said: “The attention of the global movement and noble family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, under the leadership and command of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the laughable and disgraceful statement credited to one of the leaders of MACBAN, Saleh Alhassan, linking IPoB movement to the so called Obedient Movement, when they have never linked their Fulani presidential candidates to Boko Haram terrorists and bandits, even when it is evident to all that they are co-sponsors of the terror groups violent activities in Nigeria.
Miyetti Allah, architects of terror
“Miyetti Allah is a known architect and breeder of many terrorists groups terrorising Nigeria since Major General Muhammadu Buhari, took over power in 2015.
IPoB knows that these terrorists masquerading as cattle herders constantly linking Peter Obi with IPoB and Biafra agitation are doing so because of their hatred against Igbos and their fear for Biafra.
“They never linked their Fulani presidential candidates to Boko Haram terrorists and bandits even when it is evident to all that they are co-sponsors of these terror groups’ violent activities in Nigeria. Miyetti Allah is a known terrorist supporting and sponsoring group and it knows that the current Presidency of Nigeria elevated and stylishly glorified it to be the 4th level of Government in Nigeria.
“MACBAN is pretending to be not well informed to know that IPoB does not engage in seasonal jamboree and selection process called Nigerian election. We regret that a man like Peter Obi is involved in and playing the dirty Nigerian politics, but on the other hand sympathise with him that he will suffer to make Nigeria better and will not be appreciated at last.
“We in IPoB play advanced internationally accepted politics targeting Biafra Referendum.
Stop linking Obi with IPoB
The Caliphate and their terrorists attack dogs in Miyetti Allah should, therefore, face their political opponent and stop linking Peter Obi with IPoB agitation. If Peter Obi believes in what we are pursuing, he would not have come out in the first place to contest for Nigeria President.
“The Nigerian terrorist-sponsoring and pampering government and their brothers linking Peter Obi with IPoB agitation means they have exhausted their blackmail against Peter Obi, hence they have resorted to tribal politicking.
“Saleh Alhassan and his Miyetti Allah terrorist group should stop exhibiting their cluelessness and stupidity in the public because everybody knows their role in the current insecurity situations bedeviling Nigeria.
“Again, to say that IPoB has fallen into obedient structure is a joke taken too far and an insult to this noble movement and to the spirits of all our heroes and heroines who have paid the ultimate price for the freedom of the Biafran people and for the restoration of our Sovereignty.
“The Igbo people rallying behind Peter Obi are not IPoB members because IPoB doesn’t want the evil and murderous contraption called Nigeria to continue to exist and we must break and disintegrate from the Nigeria enterprise, irrespective of whether Peter Obi or anyone else from the Biafran geographic space is contesting in the Nigerian farce of an election.
“Nigerians should understand that not every indigenous Igbo, Ibibio, Anang, Izon, Ogoni, Urhobo, etc. from Biafra extraction support the Biafra agitation by IPoB. While some are in support others are against. That is the democratic nature of Biafrans which only Referendum will settle. If the Miyetti Allah thinks that every Igbo person supports Biafra freedom, then they should examine their brain in a psychiatric centre.
“IPoB is not interested in Igbo Presidency or a Nigeria President from Biafra extraction. Our mission is simple. Nigeria must allow Biafra freedom or cease to exist as a country so that all the Nations imprisoned in it can regain their liberty, freedom and dignity.
We need leaders who will build bond of unity – Gov. Okowa
Governor of Delta and Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ifeanyi Okowa says Nigeria needs men and women of goodwill who will see the various parts of the country as one in order to unite the nation.
He said that the nation was in dire need of leaders who would see the strength in the nation’s diversity rather than using it to divide the country.
Okowa made the call on Monday when he received on a courtesy visit, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, and His Majesty, Dr. Benjamin Ikenchukwu, Keagborekuzi I, the Dein of the Agbor Kingdom at Government House, Asaba.
He said the visit of the Kano monarch to Delta was the kind of relationship that would help unite and bring peace to the nation and called on Nigerians to see themselves as brothers irrespective of their diversity.
“I welcome you on behalf of the government and people of Delta State and I want to thank God that you truly found time to visit us.
“We are truly very excited that you found time to be in Delta to pay a condolence visit to our brother, Prince Nduka Obaigbena and also visit the Olu of Warri on his first coronation anniversary.
“This is actually the kind of relationship we look forward to in our nation, Nigeria. A relationship that builds bridges across this nation and makes us realise that we are one people in this nation.
“We are very thankful for this visit because there is a need to build this bond of unity in this nation and we must truly thank you for the roles you have played in our nation Nigeria because I know that you are a very very influential royal father in this nation,” he said.
He called for the harnessing of the experience and wisdom of traditional rulers in the country by creating statutory roles for them in view of their contributions to the growth and development of society.
“I am one of those who believe that our royal fathers need to be assigned even greater roles in the governance of this nation because they have a very important role to play in terms of keeping our people closely knit together.
“And if we are to find solutions to the challenges we have at the moment, we definitely need to have a working pact with royal fathers in this nation because, beyond being the custodians of traditions of our people, God has placed it on them to be able to pull the people together.
“So, working closely with our royal fathers will definitely help us in solving the problems of insecurity that we are faced with in our nation today.
“We look forward to a Nigeria in which we continue to see our nation as ours. Unfortunately, there are many voices that tend to divide us and we hope that in the next few years, we are able to change this narrative,” the governor added.
Okowa said he believed in the unity of the nation, saying “Nigeria is stronger together and I do believe that when we learn to love ourselves and work together in the best interest of each and every one of us, then it would be better for us.
“When we begin to realise this, l am sure that we will build a much better country. It is our hope that our royal fathers will take up the challenge to begin to build the voices of hope.
“Because it is not good when the voices of anger tend to dominate the nation. There are many challenges right now but those of us in government cannot solve these problems alone.
“So, it is our hope that we work together with our royal fathers to provide the solutions to these problems. I believe that these problems can be addressed. It may take time but Nigerians must all agree that we must collectively work together.
“As we look forward to that, we believe that collective governance and the need to devolve power to the sub-national government like the state and also find prominent roles for the traditional institutions to play in the course of governance, proper management of resources; would all help to rebuild the cracks we have in Nigeria today.”
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, who was also present, said that his visit to the state was to cement the age-long relationship between Kano and Delta State.
“It is a pleasure for me to be in Delta. This is a special visit and we pray God will continue to guide and bless you as Governor and Vice-Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
“This visit is to develop the special relationship that exists between Kano and Delta States. Be rest assured of our support and prayers of success in your political career.
“Let us believe in ourselves and be honest with each other and if we take that into consideration, we all know that the differences between us are less than what we share together.
“The talks of disunity in our nation today is something we can sit down and talk about because we have done it before and we succeeded.
“As a traditional institution, we believe that the government cannot be blamed for everything because everyone has a role to play and I believe that with the right leadership, things will get better.
“I would also like to employ politicians to encourage their followers to be of good behaviour while urging the people to go for what is good in the interest of the nation.”
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