The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and its leadership worldwide has berated the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Dave Umahi for allegedly unleashing his henchmen to invade Abakaliki Central Market, and attacking the traders there for the rousing welcome they accorded their leader and Director of Radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, when he visited the state.
IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said “the Governor exhibited the highest level of rascality by instructing his henchmen, mostly miscreants to attack the innocent traders who turned out enemas to welcome their leader in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital.
IPOB also noted that Ebonyi is not the first state to grant Mazi Kanu a rapturous welcome and neither will it be the last, and therefore warn that such infantile and envious clampdown on traders and IPOB officers in Ebonyi State will hasten Governor Umahi’s return into political oblivion.
“The Governor should know that at this moment, IPOB is without doubt the largest and most potent freedom fighting outfit anywhere in the whole world. We are firmly entrenched in Ebonyi State and we want to warn him that picking a fight with IPOB will bring about his downfall; we can pull him down with our supporters by just word of mouth, no violence, he should be warned.
“We also want to tell him that should he wish to continue serving his Northern political masters, he should relocate to Sokoto because Ebonyi State is one of the strongest states in Biafran land, where the citizens are seriously determined to restore Biafra and Governor David Umahi cannot quench the desire of Ebonyi people in this regard, rather Ebonyi people are ready to dump him because of attacks against IPOB and its leadership.