The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) claim that the former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, wanted to join the group many times but was denied by its leadership.
In the statement, the group media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful urged Okorocha not to use them for political purposes, saying that doing so would lead to his “political catastrophe.”
POB also claimed that Okorochas and his associates are responsible for the multiple attacks, killings, and kidnappings taking place in Imo State.
“Okorocha has tried so many times to be a part and parcel of IPOB to decide the way forward in the movement, but IPOB leadership has refused to accept him,” the group said. Okorocha and his likes would be there to watch IPOB’s actualise of Biafra’s freedom and independence from the oppressive Nigerian state.
“His recent rant against IPOB will lead to his destruction.” IPOB has never seen him as a threat to the liberation of Biafra, as being championed by the group.
“It only showed that he is speaking the minds of his masters in Abuja who advised him to siphon Imo State funds with his family, especially his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu.”
IPOB also alleged that the ex-governor formed “criminal gangs” to oppose the “criminal gangs” formed by the current Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, in order to save his properties from being taken.