The Governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha has said that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is deceiving Igbos.
Okorocha also wondered why no traditional ruler or religious leader has spoken out to call Kanu to order.
According to him, the IPOB leader’s struggle for a Biafra nation will only result to loss of lives, investments and properties.
Okorocha also said “On IPOB, the cloud is gathering storm, nobody is talking even our traditional rulers, Pastors and leaders, this is bad for our people.
If you will remember vividly that few years ago, during the Civil War, it was a similar story. That was how it all started. At that time, we believed that the Ohafia warriors will be able to fight and disseminate the North.
Now we are being deceived that IPOB will drive away Nigeria and give us Biafra. Even our Pastors, men of God and some leaders in the rural areas, nobody is speaking out against this action and the song of war is coming gradually like a desert encroachment.
“We fought the war and it was believed that the Igbos will learn from it but they still went ahead and developing the resources of other regions.
“There are 5 million Igbo living outside the shores of Igbo region. Any form of war will cause the Igbo over 3 trillion naira loss in properties and assets.
“No sane person will spread the message of division and war because it does not benefit the Igbo in any way. I urge you traditional rulers to speak against it and educate your people on the true state of things. Igbo need to build bridge of unity across the nation.”
According to Daily Post, the Governor said this while presenting certificates of recognition to 16 traditional rulers in Imo state.
The IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu recently promised to chase Rochas Okorocha away from the Imo Government House.