The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that the South East Governors and political leaders of the zone, sold the zone to the All Progressives Congress (APC) for abandoning the welfare of the people of ndigbo in preference for personal aggrandizement.
A statement from IPOB, signed by its media and publicity officer, Mr. Emma Powerful, and made available to the press on Friday, April 29, 2016. said that by hanging around the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government, the governors were doing so at the detriment of their Igbo brothers and sisters.
The group said the South East governors and politicians, members and non-members of APC have been so much compromised, hence the quietness from them while the Igbos groan under the APC leadership and because of it they have turned a blind eye to the killings in Igbo land by Fulani herdsmen.
“The first attack by Fulani herdsmen in Enugu state that resulted to the arrest of over 76 persons who were searching for the whereabouts of their loved ones after the attack, and their subsequent arrest by the security agents, particularly the police and detaining them at Police Zone 9 Umuahia and subsequently arraignment was not condemned by the South East governors and politicians, and that emboldened them for the next attack of Ukpabi Nimbo community,” the statement read.
“IPOB worldwide therefore is constrained to point accusing fingers on the Governors and politicians in the South East over the killing of our people. The governors and the politicians used the life of their brothers and subjects to play game of politics, trading them off to the APC government for crumbs they are expecting from the government that has nothing to offer Nigerians let alone Igbo governors and politicians.
“If that is not the case, how do you explain a situation where communities were attacked and instead of the people that attacked them being arrested, the relations and victims of the attacked were arrested and detained by a government that claims to be responsible.
“Yet, the state Chief executives and their politicians kept quiet and were clapping and praising the government that is humiliating their people. IPOB, other Biafra actualization agitating groups expected these politicians, the governors, the National Assembly members and other South East political appointees and others close to the corridors of power to stoutly react against the injustice, but they never did.”