IPOB Position on Self Rule is Childish, Says Okorocha

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Gov. Rochas Okorocha

George Okoh in Makurdi

Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has stated that the agitation by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for a sovereign republic in the South-east is borne out of childish behaviour.

Okorocha who spoke yesterday after leading a delegation of the forum on a sympathy visit to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and victims of the recent flood disaster in Benue State, said no reasonable Igbo man was backing the agitation.

“I have always said IPOB is an agitation group but the captioning is bad when you talk of sovereignty within a sovereign nation and also talking of secession

“Let me assure you that no Igbo person or man is in support of secession and people must see this as a childish act and we must stand up and address it before it becomes a national problem.

“As for us leaders in that area, it will be insane for anyone to think that the IPOB leader will ask us to follow him to seek secession. So Nigerians must learn to address it specifically. If you are addressing IPOB you should be specific and not to address it as if it’s an Igbo affair.

“So I must say unequivocally that no leader in Igbo land is in support of the IPOB activities.”
Okorocha who personally donated N10million to the victims, also sympathised with the state for the disaster, stressing that his team was a fact-finding mission to pave the way for a visit of the entire APC governors in the country.

  • AriseNigeria

    Buhari is not a strong man, his medical records show, the fact is that he is abusing the instrumental of power, does not garner him any respect. HE IS A FOOL, AN IDIOT, AND AN ANIMAL. ALL HAIL BIAFRA

  • embrace peace

    Oya, fight una sef dey go. Confused people. Hate will kill u guys.

  • Bright Ezeh

    If you don’t want Referendum then tell buhari to restructure nigeria things are not moving fine in Nigeria

  • Kenny Dee

    this man is just stupid .. sure he wishes he was the one heading IPOB as he veiws himself has leader of the igbo race … silly man is angry that a young man is getting more attn than he is

    • Chima Okereke

      You are the stupid moron.
      A stubborn goat ends up in a pot of soup. IPOD/Kanu amounts to total stupidity and nonsense. God forbid, no sane Igbo man will allow a bunch of miscreants and jobless youth to lead us into brainless confrontation.
      Okorocha is spot-on in his position.