The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and Senator Rochas Okorocha to desist from involving the group in the ongoing war between the two politicians.
Uzodinma had earlier claimed that his predecessor, Okorocha gave IPOB N500 million to cause unrest in the state.
Reacting in a statement, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful described Uzodinma and Okorocha as traitors, adding that none of the two politicians can bankroll the activities of the group.
The statement was titled, “Leave IPOB Out Of Your War.”
It read, “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the global command of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the ridiculous claims by the Supreme Court imposed Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodima, that former Governor of the state and his fellow traitor, Rochas Okorocha gave N500 million to IPOB.”
“We, therefore, wish to clarify that we never received any financial payment, donation, or gift from Okorocha or any anti-IPOB Efulefu politician like him. We have nothing to do with traitors like Okorocha and Uzodima.
“The truth remains that both Okorocha and Uzodima cannot bankroll IPOB. Frankly speaking, they do not have the financial clout to bankroll the largest mass movement in the world.
“We don’t need ill-gotten, stolen, and blood-stained money from any politician to prosecute the cause which IPoB is fighting, and should not, therefore, be drawn into their battle over who controls Imo State, which they have destroyed. They better fight their battle and leave IPOB out of their mess. None of them is good enough to receive our attention.
“They connived with the Fulani oppressors and other enemies of Biafran and IPOB to kill our people, imprisoned and tortured our youths, mothers, fathers, and other agitators to please their slave masters.
“We wish to remind them and other politicians that may have sabotaged IPOB and Eastern Security Network, ESN, may be forgiven, but Rochas Okorocha and Hope Uzodinma, and the wannabe Hitler of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, will never be forgiven. They must pay for their sins sooner or later”