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IPOB tackles Ohanaeze Ndigbo over restructuring


…says ‘all our people want is referendum’

Indigenous People of Biafra, on Saturday, warned members of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo demanding restructuring to perish the idea.

IPOB however insisted that what the Igbo people want is a referendum.

According to the pro-Biafran group, the era of anyone with a red cap claiming to be an elder speaking for the Igbo race is over and gone.

It added that it is not going to renege on a referendum to democratically decide whether to remain or exit from Nigeria.

IPOB stated this in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.

The statement said, “The attention of the global movement and family of IPOB has been drawn to the unguarded statements credited to one Abuja-based Ohanaeze Ndigbo chieftain, Augustine Amaechi claiming that Ohanaeze Ndigbo wants restructuring not referendum.

“The few political jobbers in Ohanaeze Ndigbo demanding restructuring should perish the idea. Biafrans want a referendum. IPOB members and supporters worldwide represent over 90 per cent of Biafrans. We have made it clear to the Federal Government and the international community that Biafrans want a referendum to democratically decide to either remain in Nigeria or exit Nigeria.

“This is our only demand. We are not going back on our demand for a UN-supervised referendum in Nigeria for the determination of Biafra Independence. Once the Nigeria government heeds our democratic demand for a Biafra referendum, Nigeria’s major problem will be solved.

“The era of anyone with a redcap claiming to be an elder speaking for Ndigbo is over and gone for good so Abuja politicians must take note and advise themselves properly. The treacherous activities of some Igbo political jobbers surrounded by their urchins have endangered the South-East people, and the economic underpinnings of our culture”.

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