Kanu deceiving is Igbo people – Okorocha
Governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha, on Monday, said the Pro Biafra instigators, drove by Nnamdi Kanu, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was misdirecting the Igbo while utilizing the name of Biafra.
The governor said this in a press release issued to newsmen in Owerri, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Sam Onwuemedo.
The release said further that the continuous IPOB agitations will only lead to lose of properties owned by Igbos across the country adding that no sane person should think about breaking away from Nigeria as this will only affect igbo people negatively.
The statement reads: “If you will remember vividly that few years ago, during the Civil War, it was a similar story. That was how it all started. At that time, we believed that the Ohafia warriors will be able to fight and disseminate the North.
“Now we are been deceived that IPOB will drive away Nigeria and give us Biafra. Even our Pastors, men of God and some leaders in the rural areas, nobody is speaking out against this action and the song of war is coming gradually like a desert encroachment.
“We fought the war and it was believed that the Igbos will learn from it but they still went ahead and developing the resources of other regions.
“There are 5 million Igbo living outside the shores of Igbo region. Any form of war will cause the Igbo over 3 trillion Naira loss in properties and assets.
“No sane person will spread the message of division and war because it does not benefit the Igbo in any way. I urge you traditional rulers to speak against it and educate your people on the true state of things. Igbo need to build bridge of unity across the nation.”
Speaking on issues affecting pensioners in the state, the governor assured the people his administration is working on it and all pensioners will soon receive all their arrears.
“Go home and tell the pensioners that you met the governor and he will address there matter and ensure that they get 100% of their pension arrears.
“If in any way we are not able to continue paying in future we shall come back to them and also tell them that we cannot afford to pay, we are using the whole Paris Club to pay 100% pension to our dear pensioners,” he said.