‘We know those behind killing of IPOB members’ – Ogah
By Steve Oko
The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Abia State, Dr. Uche Ogah, has revealed that the identity of those behind the killing of members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, is not hidden.
Ogah made the revelation while distancing himself from the report trending on the social media that he allegedly wrote a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, pledging his loyalty and resolve to permanently decimate IPOB if elected in the forthcoming governorship poll.
Ogah who dismissed the purported letter as a propaganda machinery of his political opponents, said those behind the killing of IPOB members were trying to divert attention with such unfounded allegation.
Pointing accusing fingers at the government in power, Ogah said :”we know those under whose leadership IPOB members were massacred in Aba and we all can point to those who officially invited the military into the situation due to their lack of tact in handling such issues.”
Ogah said he had a better understanding of “how to handle such issues and will not require the Presidency to do so”.
He argued that “IPOB is a reflection of something deeper than the gathering of young Igbo men and women, it is a response of long neglected youths who’s future was stolen by few individuals and their cries for remedy were neglected. “
Ogah who is one of the leading governorship candidates in the March 9 election said :”It is an indictment on those who have governed Abia for some years now”.
He added :”And It is a sign of our collective failure as a people to create a brighter rewarding future for our youths and to give them hope in the means of our dwindling economic fortunes.”
“For anybody who is a governor to wait for the presidency to get involved in resolving such an issue shows that he lacks capacity to administer his people.
” IPOB members are our children, they are not strangers. If the remote causes of their agitation is solved and they are carried along in how we govern our state you don’t need to put much effort to bring them to an understanding.
“But where a group of people have hijacked the treasury of Abia State and have continued to appropriate our common patrimony to themselves, the rest of the people are bound to agitate; IPOB is simply a symbol of that agitation, although it has taken a wider perspective.”
Recall that the IPOB Leader, Nnamdi kanu, had in one of his recent broadcasts on Radio Biafra, directed IPOB members and sympathisers in Abia and Ebonyi States to ensure the second term bids of Gov. Ikpeazu, and Gov. Dave Umahi did not materialse.
He accused them of colluding with the Federal Government to work against IPOB and Biafra agitators, and vowed to punish them by scuttling their second term bid.
kanu therefore urged IPOB members to vote enmass against the duo in the forthcoming election.
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