The treatment meted on the former Deputy Senate President of Nigeria, senator Ike Ekweremadu in Nuremberg Germany Saturday, by suspected members of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has continued to generate ripples as Chairman of the South-east Governors Forum, Engr. David Umahi, has called on IPOB to be reasonable and not allow themselves be used to disintegrate NdiIgbo.
Speaking through his Chief press secretary, Mr Emmanuel Uzor, he wondered why IPOB would direct its members to attack Governors abroad adding that there actions would not solve the agitations of the group.
Uzor in a statement released to journalist on Sunday in Abakaliki said, “If there is any issue IPOB holds against the governors, they should come home to settle it in Igbo land instead of foreign land.”
Continuing, he said: “What happened was a security issue which is within the purview of the federal government. Attacking governors in a foreign land is a wild goose chase. We love them because they are our children.
“IPOB cannot achieve Biafra alone, except with the collaboration of all stakeholders including the governors. They don’t need to attack the governors to achieve Biafra.”
The forum also warned the members of the proscribed body not to allow political opportunists to use them to destroy the South-East.
“They should come together and work with the governors and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to achieve the Igbo Presidency come 2023 instead of fighting the governors. We want them to be close to us instead of taking the struggle to the international arena,” he said.