Following the bickering and animoudoa that marked the relationship between Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB and Ohanaeze over the stance of Igbos in the current political arrange of Nigeria, there appears to be a truce between both groups commited to move Igbo course.
Ohanaeze who had suported the call for dialogue with the federal government while IPOB had maintained its trademark hardline of secession or restructuring. However a communiqué circulating has put both groups in a part of peace.
BRIEF STATEMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY LEADER OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA
Re: IPOB, Ohaneze Ndigbo reconciliation meeting held in Enugu on July 6, 2018
Following an important meeting with some respectable Igbo elders, the representatives of IPOB and leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo earlier today July 6, 2018 in Enugu, under the distinguished chairmanship of the very eminent Prof. Ben Nwabueze; IPOB High Command hereby mandate that all forms of verbal attacks and name calling on all media platforms against Ohaneze Ndigbo seize with immediate effect. No IPOB family member should disparage Ohaneze Ndigbo or its leadership until further notice.
This is strictly to give room for a number of representations and demands made by IPOB, to those present at the meeting to be given due attention within the shortest possible time-frame, under an atmosphere devoid of rancor.
The meeting stressed among other things the need for our people, who are presently under siege in parts of Enugu State, to recognise the urgency and need to synergise and constitute a common front against all forms of threats to our existence as a people.
Should this gesture by IPOB, in the face of well documented betrayal and blackmail by the political class be taken for granted, IPOB shall have no option but to stand in the gap to defend the aspirations and collective will of the people of Biafra against every enemy.
IPOB, as the most potent and largest freedom fighting outfit on earth, remains focused, determined and resolute. Our unalloyed commitment to a referendum in pursuit of our emancipation remain sacrosanct and insurmountable.
Mazi Uche Mefor
Deputy Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra