IPOB Press Release
January 11 2024 | IPOB
The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU has been drawn to the continuous and frequent use of IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s ordeal by Hon. Benjamin Kalu, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative of Nigeria to pursue his political interests. We advise Hon. Benjamin Kalu to refrain from using IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s political persecution for his selfish political interest. IPOB have gone past the stage of political games and gimmicks.
Hon. Benjamin Kalu has constantly been on the print and social media, claiming to be working hard for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu have become a daily song for the APC stooges and political jobbers who actually do not have any genuine interest in IPOB’s struggle nor on the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Federal government’s persecution and illegal detention. Hon. Kalu has found something of relevance to keep making headlines on the pages of Nigerian newspapers.
We wish to let him know that we are aware of his antics and gimmicks towards Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.
It is pathetic that some self-serving Igbo politicians are bent on destroying IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, while other politicians from other zones are empowering their political agitation groups and even terrorists’ groups being used to overrun and conquer territories for their purposes. If not for IPOB, ESN and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, many Southeastern villages would have been occupied by terrorists. Mass burial graves and IDP camps would have been the lot of Ndigbo. But Chukwu Okike forbids that.
Instead of supporting IPOB and ESN to keep our land safe, these greedy and insatiable politicians, some businessmen, and even religious elites are colluding with our enemies to destroy IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The dangerous path that Hausa political class took years ago with Fulani that destroyed their race is what some greedy Igbo leaders have embarked on today. Only fools destroy their line of defense to aid their conquerors.
But one thing is certain, they cannot succeed in all their evil plans with federal government of Nigeria against Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.
Ndigbo and the public should ignore Benjamin Kalu and Co. They cannot deceive the intelligent men and women in IPOB and Biafrans in general. We know their plans, and they will face the consequences of their actions when the right time comes.
We are calling the family and associates of Benjamin Kalu to advise him to refrain from using IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for his political interests. The political gathering of the enemies of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in his house at Bende, Abia State, recently, is a very suspicious move.
At this point in our struggle, we are not happy and would not be kind to anyone putting the life of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in danger for whatever reasons.
In IPOB, we don’t forget, and we don’t forgive. Hon. Benjamin Kalu should be careful about his plans of working against IPOB members, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Hon. Benjamin Kalu should stop taking credit for the peace Ndigbo enjoyed during this Christmas season. IPOB and ESN Operatives ensured that it was peaceful celebrations in our region during this last Christmas season. IPOB made it open that the criminals should stay off Ndigbo during this Christmas season and not the meeting held by Benjamin Kalu.
His meeting was with our enemies and had nothing to do with the peace we experienced in the region during this Christmas. It was just a political charade that was held at his house in Bende, Abia State, in the past yuletide season. Benjamin, did you put security in the region? why claiming what he did not do? Those he held meeting with in his personal house in Bende Abia State are the sponsors of this insecurity going on in the region. IPOB announced that ESN will come out and secure our land during this Christmas period.
Benjamin Kalu, you know the state and non-state actors responsible for insecurity in the Southeast, but have refused to name them because of your political interest and gain.
IPOB have nothing against you, but those you called in the meeting in your house are enemies of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB. We expect you to raise your voice and demand that the federal government respect the court and the rule of law.
The lawless government of Muhammadu Buhari said, “the court will decide Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s fate”. But, after Mazi Nnamdi Kanu defeated them in their own court, the same lawless government refused to release him. Now, President Tinubu is following same line to try him in his own Court. And, instead of you Benjamin telling the government to obey the court orders or judgements, you start playing politics with the name of innocent incarcerated leader of IPOB.
Nigeria obeyed the compromised Supreme Court judgment that is not against them, and this indicates that the APC government is only interested in destroying Nigeria and, they have started taking that line. Political jobbers are also busy buying political favours with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s persecution.
Hon. Benjamin Kalu should advise President Tinubu not to allow our leader die in their custody or detention, knowing about our Leader’s precarious health conditions. If he dies in their detention facility, the consequences will be left unimagined.
IPOB will not guarantee that the current relative peace being enjoyed in the zoo called Nigeria, the South-East, and the South-South, will still be sustainable without the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Therefore, those sincere people who honestly want sustainable peace in the Eastern region (Biafraland), should work hard for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu now.
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu remains the only political prisoner in Nigeria now, and this should be a slap on the faces of great Igbo men and women, including the politicians. If no Oduduwa freedom agitator is in detention or prison in Nigeria, why should Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and many IPOB members remain in detentions, if not for the ethnic cleansing agenda in place?
If no Northern murderous terrorists, bandits, and Fulani herdsmen are in detention in Nigeria, why should IPOB members and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu be in detention, if not for the ethnic annihilation agenda against Ndigbo?
Let Nigeria and all their political collaborators understand that IPOB have crossed the Rubicon. We shall never retreat nor surrender until our leader is released and Biafra Referendum date is scheduled.
Hon. Benjamin Kalu, please be careful and stop using ESN, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB for political gimmicks and trade-off. Stop your deceptive public show of love for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, because you know that deep down, you are against Kanu’s vision. If indeed you are interested in his release, work your talk. Until then, stop using Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s persecution to pursue your political interests with the APC and Tinubu’s administration.
Those who perpetuate crime with the name of IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should understand that there will be consequences.
In similar vein, we exposed the saga and plans to destroy Isuaniocha by Anambra state Home-land Security Commissioner, which our people did not understand. Today, the problem caused by the Home-land Security Commissioner AWKA has surfaced and the Anambra state governor is still not talking about it. People should stop taking glory of things done by IPOB. Taking the glory for IPOB’s work may cause dangerous outcomes. Benjamin Kalu, you are taking credit for IPOB and ESN Operatives’ work during this last year’s yuletide season.
Benjamin Kalu, you called meeting of vultures in Igboland and thought that you have called a peaceful meeting? The only peaceful meeting you can call is to call for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and call for UN to give us a referendum date for Biafrans to decide their fate; either to stay in Nigeria or to restore Biafra Nation.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL, MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.