IPOB declared fatwa on S’East governors – Ikpeazu
Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu has said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) endangered the lives of the governors of the South-East states by declaring a “fatwa” on them.
Ikpeazu stated this on Thursday night in Abuja at the Osasu Igbinedion pan-African television studio.
The governor said some of the points bordering on marginalisation and inequality in Nigeria raised by IPOB were valid, but disagreed with the proscribed group’s strategy.
He advised IPOB and its Leader, Nnamdi Kanu to embrace dialogue instead of trying to instigate a war.
“People are beginning to think now that some of the issues raised by Nnamdi (Kanu) are, if they were issues of injustice, marginalisation and inequality, any part of society has a right to begin to feel cheated or unwanted.
“So, some of those things which Nnamdi said are valid. Some of us can see it. We cannot continue to hide behind a finger. But some of us do not subscribe to his style or strategy, because I do not understand where he is going and how he is going and when he plans to pull the break (-up) and what he wants to achieve.
“If I have a way of conveying my views to the leadership of that group, what I will say is that they should find a way to enter into conversation and let people know.
“I am under their fatwa now and some of my brother governors. They say, ‘If you see them, kill them,’” Ikpeazu said.