‘We ‘ve reconciled with Ohanaeze’, says IPOB
* Withdraws stoning order against Nwodo
By Steve Oko
Leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has disclosed that his rift with the Chief Nnia Nwodo- led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had been resolved.
Kanu who made the disclosure during his live broadcast on Radio Biafra Wednesday night, also said he had rescinded his earlier order that the Ohanaeze President be stoned.
The IPOB Leader said his decision to revoke the order was a mark of respect for eminent Igbo sons and daughters especially the Umuada Igbo that mid-wifed the reconciliation between him and the Ohanaeze leadership.
He however, said he was giving Ohanaeze a second chance to see if it could retrace its steps and truly work in synergy with IPOB in the struggle for Biafra restoration instead of sabotagging the struggle.
Kanu has been having a running battle with Ohanaeze who he accused of treachery and conniving with the federal government to proscribe IPOB instead of defending the non violent group which is staking so much to protect Igbo land against Islamisation agenda.
Meanwhile, Kanu has been accused of making derogatory remarks against Igbo elders and political elite who seem to differ with him on the Biafra project.
But Kanu said both parties had put behind their differences and agreed to work together
to actualise Biafra.
According to Kanu, Ohanaeze and the Igbo political elite have to prove that they are truly committed to Igbo cause by supporting the move to actualise Biafra instead being a willing tool in the hands of the enemy to frustrate the struggle.
He, therefore, announced cessation of hostilities between IPOB and Ohanaeze, expressing faith that the new truce would work out fine.
The IPOB Leader who said he broke his “hibernation period” to make the emergency broadcast, however expressed fury over the barbaric attack on IPOB women at Oba in Anambra State by suspected youth cultists allegedly sponsored by some agents of government.
Kanu who described the attack as “sacrilegious” as women and ‘umuada’ are highly revered in Igbo land, gave the leaders of Oba community five days to fish out the perpetrators or brace up for the dire consequences.
He further announced that Oba community must fully pay for all the damages recorded during the baseless attack by unscrupulous elements in the town.
According to him, the President General of Oba community and the President of Oba Youths will be held responsible for the attack should they fail to produce the attackers.
Kanu further announced immediate abolition of cult groups in Oba land, saying that any cultist caught in the community will live in regrets.
He said all the cultists who participated in the unprovoked and barbaric attack on unarmed IPOB women must be fished out to bear the consequences of their atrocity.
The IPOB Leader demanded immediate release of all IPOB members including media practitioners arrested by security operatives at the scene of the attack where they had converged to “showcase and celebrate African dishes” on Sunday, June 12.Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.