IPOB a group led by Nnamdi Kanu has been accused by the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi , of trying to incite another civil war.
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the Ebonyi State said this about IPOB on Sunday, November 8 when he led a a South-East Governors and leaders on a condolence visit to Rivers State over the clash in Oyibo between IPOB members and the Nigerian military.
The statement by Governor Umahi in part reads
“Umahi after listening to Governor Wike’s narration of the atrocious activities of IPOB in Oyigbo that culminated in the imposition of curfew in the entire Local Government, warned Igbos to be wary of IPOB as the group was bent on instigating another civil war that will result in the murder of Igbo people”
The host, Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, told the delegation that Rivers will continue to be home to the Igbo, with whom he said the state has an enduring relationship with.
“Tell your people, Rivers people will continue to live together with Igbos,” he was quoted as saying. Don’t allow your sons to tell you lies. Igbos are innovative and hardworking. There can’t be Nigeria without Igbos. Nobody should take them for granted. But that doesn’t mean you must allow criminals to spoil your name.
If I hate Igbos, I won’t appoint your son into my state cabinet two times. But you have to obey rules. Don’t allow criminals to dictate to you.” Governor Wike