- The Indigenous People of Biafra has accused the federal government of bribing some elders of the region to denounce Biafra agitation
- The group said the elders have been promised accommodation in the central government
- They however urged people of the region to pray for the lost elders
The federal government has bribed some people to discredit the struggle for the actualisation of the independent state of Biafra, the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has alleged.
In a statement by the group's media and publicity secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, IPOB disclosed that the people involved in the bribery scheme of the federal government are elders and leaders of the region.
Powerful did not name the elders and leaders but said the erring people are in need of prayers and urged the people of Biafra to pray for the lost elders.
His statement read:
“We are not bothered by the antics of those who have been paid to denounce our divine journey to the promised land, including the compromised so called political leaders, the so-called umbrella body and leaders in the comfort zone, who have been promised accommodation in the central government, at their meeting at the villa, if only they denounce us. We hear that they sheepishly agreed.
“The whole world knows that they shamelessly accepted the deal to disparage us, so they would be rewarded by the villa. They deserve nothing but our pity and prayers. They are like that proverbial fly which followed the coffin into the grave. Blinded by their greed, they cannot understand when to apply the brakes.
“They have played the game for too long that they cannot see that the game is over. When you have consistently betrayed your people for filthy lucre for too long, and got away with it, it is usually difficult to realize that one day the monkey will go to the market and won’t come back.
“Those who have traded away our future for a pot of porridge will not repent overnight. We must never get tired of praying for them because it is not in our character to insult these elders and clergymen, even when their treacherous behaviour turns out despicable and nauseating. Please pray without ceasing for these lost elders, we plead.”
Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra on Sunday July 9 insisted that the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State would not hold.
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NAIJ.com reports that IPOB said the group would not allow any election process that would perpetuate slave status and misery among the people of the area.
NAIJ.com gathered that in a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful in Awka, the Anambra State capital, IPOD said it had not shifted ground on the issue contrary to insinuations in some quarters.
You can watch this NAIJ.com video of Nnamdi Kanu and his approach to the agitation: