Two Igbo groups, the Igbo Peoples Congress and The Igbo Aborigines have asked the leadershhip of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and MASSOB to look inward at Igbo leaders who have, pver the years, pauperized the people of the South East.
According to them, Igbos who have occupied all known positions in Nigeria except the Executive Presidency have done little to better the lives of Ndigbo, saying that during the Goodluck Jonathan regime, Igbos constituted more than fifty percent of his inner cabinet but that nothing was brought for Ndigbo by these appointees except their families, girl friends and bootlickers.
“Its these people that IPOB AND MASSOB should first query before querying Nigeria. What about Raph Uwazuruike who made Igbos to be the minority of the majorities courtesy of preventing Igbos from participating in the 2006 National census. Is that not affecting Ndigbo today and do we blame Nigeria also for that.
“What Nigeria has done to Ndigbo is lamentable but what Igbos have done to themselves is even more lamentable.”
In a statement through their spokesmen, Pastor Okey Colbert and Mazi Chidi Obisike, the groups asked: “how many times do our Igbo Governors and leaders make concrete case to empower our suffering youths as Niger Delta Governors and leaders strenuously made case for the amnesty deal which has now seen to the empowerment of more than 200.000 Niger Delta Youths and their placement on a stipend of sixty five thousand Naira every month? “Who speaks for the suffering Igbo Youths in Nigeria and why would they not be agitating when they are abandoned by their own leaders and by Nigeria. Nnamdi Kanu and pro-Biafran agitators should ask themselves these questions and not just blaming Nigeria and the North for all Igbo woes.”
The groups said that in the house of Raph Uwazuruike today are all manner of state of arts cars and that he has luxurious estates everywhere at the expense of thousands of Igbo youths who were mowed down by Nigerians security forces in the Biafran agitation.
“Have IPOB and MASSOB members looked into all these?”
They made it clear that they in support of Restructuring or Referendum in the alternative, but that pro-Biafran agitators must ask relevant questions and put their searchlight on Igbo land first before looking outside. [myad]