Prof George Obiozor, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has said the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, does not speak for the Igbos.
The Ohanaeze President-General, which disclosed this on Friday while featuring on Arise Tv, however, said the group’s anger was based on perceived injustice against the Southeast.
Few days ago, the Pro-Biafra declared a ban on the consumption of cow meat in the South-East, a development that has elicited outrage from Northern leaders.
But according to the President-general of Ohanaeze: “Take it from me and it is the right statement: IPOB doesn’t speak for Igbo and that is the truth.
“To be very candid with you, the IPOB anger is an accumulated anger based on perceived or real injustice against Ndigbo for so long.
“We understand their anger and the anger of many youths across the country.
“However, the truth of the matter is that they are not mandated to speak for Ndigbo.”
He added: “The Northern groups that are making the statements are unfortunate because we don’t respond when their youths in their youthful exuberance make certain comments like they did before that all Igbo must leave the North,”