The secessionist group alleged that Nwodo hobnobbed with the northern oligarchy, who promised him a governorship ticket of Enugu State.
A former President-General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has been fingered as being responsible for the unrest in the South East.
IPOB alleged that Nwodo entered an agreement with the northern oligarchy, who promised him a governorship ticket of Enugu State.
The group’s Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement on Wednesday, a copy of which was made available to The PUNCH. It said Nwodo’s reign inadvertently heralded the influx of killer herdsmen into the region.
The statement read, “We, the global movement and family of IPOB, under the leadership and command of the indefatigable Liberator, Nnamdi Kanu, wish to state unequivocally that the security architecture of the South-East region was destroyed during the regime of the former President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo.
“IPOB and Biafrans must understand that Nnia Nwodo of Enugu State was among those who brought terrorists masquerading as herdsmen into our region during his regime as Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s President-General. He did this to placate the Caliphate, because he was nursing the idea of becoming Governor of Enugu State.
“IPOB has gone very deep to find out that anyone that Kanu attacks always has evil associated with such fellow. Kanu maintained that John Nwodo was a Fulani stooge and had no interest of Ndigbo. Prior to Nnia Nwodo’s leadership of Ohanaeze, the Pan-Igbo socio-cultural organisation, the body was vibrant and alive to their responsibilities to Ndigbo. As soon as Nwodo came into the leadership cadre of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, he started romancing with the Fulanis who infiltrated Ohanaeze Ndigbo and destroyed her completely.
“Today, Fulanis are part of political and security architectures in Igbo land. This evil romance and relationship between Igbo and Fulani leaders is what IPOB is fighting to dismantle. Fulanis have a conquest agenda and they can only achieve their agenda by infiltrating indigenous people’s leadership.
“In desperation to prove to his Fulani masters that he is a willing tool and a useful idiot, Nnia Nwodo publicly boasted that he will fight IPOB struggle and will do anything to sabotage Biafra Independence (this statement went viral).”