Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned Dr. Alex Otti, the newly elected governor of Abia state, that he will be responsible for whatever happens if he invites the former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon to the state. In a press release on Friday by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary Comrade Emma Powerful, the secessionist group urged the incoming governor not to take the good will of the people of the state for granted by taking such “reckless” action.
“The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU advise Dr. Alex Oti, the incoming Governor of Abia State not to commence his tenure with insulting the memories of our people massacred during the 1967 Genocide against the Biafran people,” IPOB said.
“He must not take the goodwill of our people for granted by such reckless action if indeed he is the person behind Gowon’s invitation to his inauguration. It is very imperative that he cancel the invitation of the genocidist General Yakubu Gowon to his inaugural prayers scheduled for Sunday, April 23, 2023. The genocidist Yakubu Gowon is not welcomed into Biafra Land for anything, including prayers.”
“IPOB want to believe that Dr. Oti can not and will not exhibit this high level of insensitivity to invite a man who led the massacre of Biafrans during the genocidal war into Biafraland as his first act as the newly elected governor of Abia State. Dr. Oti cannot claim ignorance of the atrocities of Yakubu Gowon in the genocide that consumed over 5 million Biafrans, including women and children, unless he wants to prove himself a willing tool of the Sokoto caliphate for further subjugation of Biafra Nation?”
“If Dr. Oti wants to be a stooge for the Sokoto caliphate, we advise him to repent now or have Biafrans to contend with. He should understand that Abia people want freedom from the clutches of successive and insensitive political godfathers who have looted Abia resources. That is why they massively voted and defended their votes for him.”
“He should never take that for granted. Dr. Alex Oti has Abia people’s mandate and should never mortgage Abia State to the caliphate like the Supreme Court governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma did. Otherwise, Ala Igbo will consume him.”
Explaining further, IPOB stated that “Yakubu Gowon is a mass murderer whose government massacred millions of Biafrans and starved millions of Biafra children to death. To date, the mass murderer has