IPOB is deceiving Ndigbo - Okorocha
.Says war will cost Igbo N3 trillion
By Dallas Onyema
Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, has warned Ndigbo against engaging in any form of war.
The governor also disclosed to them that any form of war now would cost them N3 trillion both in properties and in assets; but he did not explain how he arrived at the figure.
Besides, Okorocha warned Ndigbo to beware of Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB), stressing that the group is deceiving them that it will drive away Nigeria and give them Biafra.
His words: “On IPOB, the cloud is gathering storm, nobody is talking even our traditional rulers, Pastors and leaders, this is bad for our people. If you will remember vividly that few years ago, during the Civil War, it was a similar story. That was how it all started. At that time, we believed that the Ohafia warriors will be able to fight and disseminate the Nigerian army”.
Okorocha spoke while giving the 16 newly recognized traditional rulers in the state their respective Staff of Office and Certificates of recognition.
The governor regretted that even when the cloud was gathering storm over IPOB activities, “those who should be talking like traditional rulers, leaders and Pastors have chosen to keep mute.”
The governor also assured that pensioners in the state would be paid their arrears in full next week, stating that his administration would continue to work and take steps that would ensure that Pensioners are paid as at and when due.
Governor Rochas Okorocha addressing the new traditional rulers who got their respective Staff of Office and Certificates of recognition on Monday August 14, 2017 at the Imo International Convention Centre (IICC) Owerri.