Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, has said that the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) cannot attack him abroad like they did to Senator Ike Ekweremadu, an Ex-Deputy Senate President.
IPOB had following the attack on Ekweremadu revealed that it had instructed its members in over 100 countries to attack any Igbo leader seen abroad.
“IPOB was registered by the late President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Dr Dozie Ikedife and other Igbo as a non-violent group,” he said in Obosi, Anambra State, adding that he protected the interest of the group when he was governor of Anambra State.
According to Ngige, he was welcomed by members of IPOB when he visited the United States of America recently.
“They knew I fed and protected them when I was in office as governor. I have said it several times that Biafra cannot be achieved the IPOB way.
“The Igbo should stop shouting marginalisation. They should stand up and assert themselves to be counted. Nigeria belongs to all of us.
“Equity favours the Igbo to produce the next president of the country, but they must work hard and position themselves for it.
“We should stop political sentiments. Politicians don’t give power based on sentiment and emotion. President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is favourable to an Igbo president.
“We must support him and associate with the APC. Nobody will give you president of Nigeria in your bedroom.”
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