By Joseph Erunke
THE Coalition of South-East Professionals Community in Nigeria and Diaspora, CSEPNND, has picked holes within the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB’s opposition to Igbo presidency, saying that the group is being sponsored to destabilise the South-East geo-political zone.
The IPOB had on Sunday given reasosn for its refusal to help Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. It claimed that “all of the individuals being ready for the place are stooges and Caliphate-bred traitors who could be used in opposition to the curiosity of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating teams.
Reacting to the IPOB’s declare, the Igbo professionals mentioned it was not shocked, recalling that it alerted the area on the actual identities of IPOB and its chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu earlier.
It, nevertheless, regretted that many gullible little children of the South-East had been brainwashed by Kanu and his group into believing that they had been out to defend and shield the area.
In an announcement by its Nationwide President, Prof. Madumere Chika and Nationwide Secretary, Mazi Anayo Uchemba, the CSEPNND tasked the area’s governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and different stakeholders to right away have interaction the individuals on advocacy forward of the 2023 ballot.
Noting that IPOB’s place had actually confirmed its earlier assertion that it’s being bankrolled by a sure politician from the South to scuttle Igbo’s quest for the presidency in 2023, the group requested individuals of the area to be vigilant, agency and decisive on what they really need and never succumb to the antics of Nnamdi Kanu and his likes.
“The poorly circulated press launch by a terrorist group below the identify Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, IPOB, revealed in some few nationwide papers yesterday, expressing its refusal to help the agitation for Igbo presidency come 2023, has vindicated our stand that IPOB and its fugitive chief, Nnamdi Kanu, are anti-Igbo working with some enemies of Igbo nation to thwart its probability to supply the following president of Nigeria,” it mentioned.
It questioned why IPOB which claimed to be working for the curiosity of the South-East area could be in opposition to what the individuals of South-East extraction have since been wanting ahead to. “Naturally, any group working for development of its individuals must be on the forefront of points that may see to the realisation of their yearnings and aspirations. IPOB is aware of vividly properly that the final emotions of the individuals of the South-East is how the area may also be entrusted with Nigeria’s presidency. Satirically, this isn’t the case right here with IPOB! So one could be fast to ask what actually is IPOB in search of? We imagine strongly that no cheap group ought to kick in opposition to the progress of its personal individuals as IPOB is at the moment doing.”
“We had earlier alerted our people who determined politicians feeling threatened of the possibilities of Igbo to supply the president in 2023 had been sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu, chief of outlawed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, to scuttle the bid. The place of IPOB has clearly confirmed this. They’re traitors therefore we should stand up and finish their actions in Igbo land now,” it mentioned.
In response to the Igbo professionals’ group: “At this level that nearly each Nigerian is clamoring for Igbo presidency, the most effective factor for IPOB is to embrace the transfer and work for its realisation if truly it’s out to work for the betterment of Igbo nation.”
CSEPNND, whereas insisting that determined politicians had been sponsoring Nnamdi Kanu to thwart Igbo presidency in 2023, insisted that it was time for the individuals to denounce IPOB and its actions.
“Like we mentioned earlier,we reiterate right here that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu shouldn’t be working for the curiosity of Ndigbo,fairly he’s being bankrolled by a sure Nigerian politician who’s contesting the 2023 presidential elections from the South in opposition to the Igbo.
“We’re vindicated by this unpatriotic assertion by IPOB, and we name on all Ndigbo across the World to distance themselves from Kanu and his terrorist group,” it added.
The group which insisted that some determined politicians from the southern area had been behind IPOB’s motion, mentioned “having realized that the final temper within the nation now’s for Igbo presidency in 2023, grow to be threatened and wish to choose an affordable traitor from our area to thwart the bid”, warning that “we should not fall for this.”
Noting that” Igbo deserve the presidency this time round as a result of they’ve all it takes to supply the following president of Nigeria, tasked the individuals to push laborious for it by way of constitutionally acknowledged avenues.
“We can’t be demanding for president of Nigeria on one hand and then again supporting IPOB and Kanu, being financed by determined politicians to trigger disaffection in our area. We imagine in a single united Nigeria the place justice and equity reign. We have now invested a lot within the nation and wouldn’t be occasion to its destruction below any guise.” the Igbo professionals mentioned.