The Igbo Socio Cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has reacted on the Presidency’s statement which states that IPOB, in conjunction with some international allies are using the persecution of Christians in Nigeria to wage war against the country
In disagreement, the apex Igbo group, Ohaneze has described Federal government’s fear as a complete case of chasing shadows, stressing that their stand with IPOB is the right approach to stop persecution of Oppressed people in Nigeria.
In reaction to the Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu the Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Uche Achi-Okpaga, said that he was drawing attention to an allegation of persecution of Christians in Nigeria but failed to notify world attention to the seemingly intractable insecurity in the country.
He said: “Would federal government also say that there is no insecurity in the country? All over the country, people are posting on the spot audio and video records of senseless and targeted killings.
I think now that the ovation of the Presidency’s actions and body language have become loudest, attracting condemnations from highly pedestalled and well-meaning Nigerians, including the latest letter from Col. Abubakar Umar, the next available response, as is usual in their colour, is to heep some blame on a given quarter as the IPOB and deliberately divert attention from the issue,”.
Ohaneze regretted that even the President swore to protect the lives and property of Nigerians, but Nigerians are killed in their homes, their farms, on the roads, by herdsmen, while travelling, by bandits or Boko Haram terrorists, as the case may be.
It is also IPOB that is sponsoring all that? He quiried ,Uche Achi-Okpaga further said is a pity that we are exerting more effort to tarnish IPOB than to do the needful by ensuring the protection of citizens no matter whose ox is gored,” Achi-Okpaga concluded .
Meanwhile Ohanaeze Media Adviser to the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emeka Attama also made his take known in his words he said “The reaction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is that finally the hen is coming home to roost.
The whole lies against IPOB that made the Federal Government to brand it a terrorist organisation are now wearing off and the world are getting close to exposing the perfidy and unconscionable maladministration of the President Buhari’s five-year tenure.
Emeka Attama continued by saying thus “It’s preferred silence over the activities of the killer herdsmen that has led to the loss of more than 2,500 innocent lives of in the country, mostly non-muslims s, We has been crying out for justice but they keep deaf ears.
Maybe, the time has come for the unmasking of who are actually terrorists between IPOB and herdsmen; IPOB don’t carry weapons and they don’t kill, they don’t carry Ak-47 and other sophiscated arms like herdsmen and other terrorist in Nigeria do, with all these crimes of Fulani herdsmen non has ever been prosecuted in any court of law in Nigeria instead FG is forcing states to build RUGA for this people who loves killing.
“I think is a good thing that hypocrical Federal Government has created the awareness by informing the international community through the publication by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu how bias and evil they are.
“ Is Obvious that FG moves in attempt to blackmail IPOB before the world has backfired, now they are crying because the truth has emerged finally.” Emeka Attama concluded.
Ugochinyere Onyechere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News