Okorocha Says IPOB Sit At Home Order Caused Quit Notice, Warns Igbos Against Biafra Agitation

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June 14, 2017 – Okorocha Says IPOB Sit At Home Order By Kanu Caused Arewa Quit Notice, Warns Igbos Against Biafra Agitation

Yesterday Okorocha reacted to the quit notice served on Igbo living in North by some Arewa youths and the consequent reactions by pro-Biafra groups.

He said the “so-called” sit-at-home order by IPOB, which might have triggered the controversial quit notice, was not observed by the Igbo as generally believed.

He said:

“We never supported the sit-at-home as believed. What happened was that the sit-at-home order came a day after the May 29 public holiday and knowing our people who also love to extend their holiday over any slightest opportunity decided to stay at home for one extra day. Then most of the traders closed their shops for fear of hoodlums who might want to take advantage of the situation to loot their goods”.

“These secessionist agitations are sponsored for personal aggrandisement. At a point, it was believed that the Yoruba got the presidency because of the agitations of the Oduduwa youths, while it was also believed that former President Goodluck Jonathan, became President as a result of the agitations of the Niger Delta militants. So, people think that the Igbo presidency can be achieved through IPOB and MASSOB agitations.

“These agitations are nonsensical and I condemn them in entirety. We should not be talking about another state within a sovereign state, all we need to do instead of talking about Biafra and MASSOB is to push for the economic emancipation of the Southeast. I know what they will expect me to do as a governor, is to encourage the Biafra agitation and ask our people to prepare for war. But I will never do such thing. I will never support any call to divide Nigeria.

“What we should not forget is that the Igbo paid the greatest sacrifice for the unity of this country. The Igbo has the highest investments across the country. The Igbo developed Lagos and other parts of the country and that makes them the highest investors in the Nigeria project”.

Okorocha blamed Nigerian leaders for the growing spread of hatred among the youths.

“We have failed as leaders to instill love in our children. It is about time we took responsibility as leaders to end this threat to our unity. We should not transfer this hatred to the next generation”.

He warned the Igbos against agitation for Biafra, saying the South East couldn’t afford another deadly civil war.

28 thoughts on “Okorocha Says IPOB Sit At Home Order Caused Quit Notice, Warns Igbos Against Biafra Agitation

  1. Rochas Okorocha my able Governor l accept and agreed with you sir.What You are saying is bitter truth that l believe will not go well with the BIAFRANS. I STAND WITH 1 NIGERIA .IN DIVIDED WE FALL IN LOVE AND UNITY WE STAND. GOD BLESS NIGERIA GOD BLESS US ALL

  2. THIS judas called rochas is fake. i remembered that the sit home order did not start this year.it has been in effect for some yrs.it was observed last year may 30 even when kanu is still prison.business was paralysed and people around the globe noticed the economic impact.abiolas june 12 has been holiday in south west,and the region obeys it every whereby declaring pub holiday by their state governors hence paralyzing days activities. its all about sending a powerful msg that injustice should be exposed especially to our born to rule people in the north.even the niger delta will soon start having a holiday for saro wiwa who died mysteriously struggling to liberate his people.UN charter recognises this fact and nothing wrong people doing it peaceful. rochas is a sell out and his growing in the north robbed him of getting his brain aligned to see reality and understand the quest for liberation..He will soon vomit the 30 pieces of silver..faker

  3. IF NIGERIA SHOULD continue to exist peacefully, then let there be a total restructure. Let us become a confederation, the very thing that was signed at Aburi, Ghana, which was breached by Gowon’s illiteracy, not knowing the difference between federation and confederation. The government at the center should lose a great deal of its powers.

  4. Adopted son from hausa to igbo land , you won,t accomplish your mission in our land because we why your was adopted ‥

  5. Whenever l remember the tragic story that my Daddy used to tell us about the last civil war, how our people died like chicken in the bush,l just wish the BIAFRA agitation should be a forgotten issue. the most annoying thing is that the man who masterminded this tragic war that led millions of igbos to their early grave actually did it for his selfish political ambition and he died a peaceful death after leading millions to untimely death. Anyway l reserve my conclusion. so many properties that we the young ones should inherited were destroyed just because a military officer did not want to bow to the reign of a younger military officer.

  6. I WILL NOT BE surprise if okoroHAUSA is talking like this. Afterall, he was born and brought up in hausa land, was a muslim before he got converted to Christian or so I thought.

    We are not afraid of the northern youths/northerners. Again I want people to stop comparing the Igbos of yester years and how they surffered losses during the civil war to the Igbos of today. Things have changed greatly.

    I am not agitating for any war BUT if thesame war should be repeated again, the outcome would be very different this time around with the north regreting their action.

    This is because all the tribes and region that stood with the north back then were simply gullible and will this timearound stand against them.

    There‘s no tribe that‘s happy with the hausas at the moment especailly with the brazen display of their domineering and born to rule attitudes.

    We are not afraid of war! Right from the time the Igbos surrendered in the Biafran war uptill this day, the northerners are still fighting the Igbo tribes anywhere and in everything but the do it tactically and silently e.g admission into any tertairy institution where the man at the herm of affair is an hausa muslim, recruitment into any force in Nigeria if the “Oga on top“ is a northerner. employment, treatment at the hospital etc… Apart from these, we have direct physical attacks of various forms.

    But the good news is, in all theses things, the Lord is with the Igbo people. They progresses in whatever they do in their endeavours. This is one of the things that has given birth to the unfathomable hatred the hausa norther muslims have towards the Zionists

    Okorohausa, you and your hausa brothers will soon meet your waterloo. Aturu.
    Brave Hunter says so.

    I take a stroll…

  7. Governor without brain. must you talk. Dont know how your specie entered your father’s semen in the name of you. One day your time will expire. Yo can not be on that sit forever.

  8. you are among those Igbos selling your own brothers in the hands of their enemy,we need to do DNA on you Mallam okorocha

  9. I don’t believe the agitation for Biafra must be deadly as some uncouth politicians and many low minded Nigerians erroneously believe. If Nigeria is a nation that respect international law,then they will know that sel-determination for the realization of a sovereign state is a right that should not be trampled upon by any government. The re-emergence of Biafran agitation during the introduction of Democracy in the country and the recent call for Oduduwa’s republic is a direct product of misrule,lack of economic and political equality and glacial pace of development in the country. Rochas Okorocha’s criticism of Biafran movement is no surprise to the igbos. This greedy and crooked politician has reaped bountifully while hidden under the banner of APC-led government. He’s certainly one of the key political element that is earnestly and actively working against the realization of the sovereign state of Biafra and as long as this greedy crook remain within the Igbos society and active politically,the biafran movement most likely will not witness any optimal result. But the general trend suggest that Nigeria itself is working toward it division. Their is no doubt about that.

  10. @Innocent Igwe, if you know exactly what led to the war, you would think twice before blaming Ojukwu. If Gowon had implemented the agreement reached at Aburi Ghana and not launched the attack from Nsukka there would not have been any war. It was the British for their own selfish gain that instigated Muritala, Danjuma and co to launch the attack on the East. They lied to our Eastern neighbors that the Ibos want to dominate them and led some of them to support the federal side. The British supplied the federal side with all sorts of arms. Russia, Egypt, and Sudan supplied Nigeria with pilots and war planes. When ever the federal side lost too many troops in the battle front, the Russian, Egyptian, and Sudanese pilots took it out on Biafran civilian population by bombing Churches, Schools, Market places, and hospitals. This led the Biafran scientists to look inwards (put their heads together)to manufacture the weapons Biafra used to defend ourselves for the 3 years the war lasted. The museum is there for you to see. Imagine what could have happened if not for the massive support federal side received. But why did they receive the support? It is not because they love Nigeria that much. It was because they saw a Black race on the rise to become a power to reckon with. Their common hatred for the Black race. Russia and Britain coming together to fight what they perceived a common enemy? Did your father also tell you the comment made by Russian premier, Alexei Kosygin on the floor of the United Nation about Biafra that made them put their full strength behind the federal side?
    When the war ended, Gowon declared no victor, no vanquished and introduced the 3 Rs. RECONSTRUCTION, REHABILITATION, AND REINTEGRATION. TY Danjuma, Muritala Mohammed and Obasanjo did not allow him to implement these programs and overthrew him. In the first democratic civilian era, Alhaji Shehu Shagari chose Dr. Alexander Ekwueme as his vice. In their second term, this same Buhari overthrew Shagari to prevent Ekwueme from running and becoming president on pretense there is corruption. Now tell me is the country not more corrupt now than Shagari era? The aim of the North is to keep subjugating the Igbos to second class citizens. That must stop. There must be restructuring for there to be equity. The north does not want this while the rest of the country wants it. Do you watch their language when they talk? “Power MUST come back to the North”. They said they are “BORN TO RULE” and they believe it. On Okorochas comment, there are some element of truth in it. He is right to blame Nigeria leaders for sowing the seeds that led to discontent of the youths.
    Again, we the Igbos must look at ourselves and ask, why are we hated? Personally I think God is trying to tell us something which we know is wrong and continue to do it and that is the discrimination among us. Why on earth can someone say a person God created like him/her is not a human being? How can you tell God that that person he created like you is an outcast? and you cry when you are discriminated against?

  11. Okorocha with his entire family will be deported to maiduguri immediatly after Nigeria is gone from Biafra.
    He is saying this because he wants to contest for president. THEIF.

  12. Nigerians it is about time the states and local government become autonomous .States will own their resources but pay tax to the center.
    For now the center is too powerfull and that is the cause of all these agitations for seccession.let us devolve power so that nigerians will live in peace and also become prosperous and happy.
    This unitary system is no longer working because it is benefiting only few Nigerian elites while the massess suffer.
    If things continue this way I am sorry one day the masses in this country will revolt against Nigerian elites.
    Please Federal Governjment act very urgent before it is too late.

    • Who will get balls to initiate any revolution in Nigeria, their government has already weakened the youths,a country where tertiary institution can be suspended at WILL for more than a year,no even ordinary protest by the so called youth. The same politicians will pick few students,initiate them in the stupid cults,use them to be controling the rest. Nigeria is a dead country,let’s stop deceiving ourselves by hoping against hope.

  13. It is very annoying when I hear Igbos saying they developed Lagos. They even claim that 50% Lagosians are Igbos, it shows how arrogant they are. why ddnt they develop their region and claim they develop everywhere, especially the south west?
    These are part of why the North is threatening them, they always abuse hospitality because of the Ndigbo curse-ARROGANCE.
    Okorocha is not speaking for anybody but talking nonsense

    • Why do Igbos turn themselves into laughing stock everywhere they reside. Its shameful for a tribe to be so disrespected and looked upon with disdain despite all they claim they’ve achieved as a tribe. Why try to claim ownership of land where you are just guests and, this habit seem resonate everywhere you find an Igbo person. The Igboland is negleted by Igbos so called business men only to attempt laying claim to other peoples’ ancestral homeland by claiming they have invested to develop that place, an amazing miopic stuff indeed. Which part of Lagos is Igbo language a lingua-franca if not among themselves in the markets place where they ply their trade and, why do the Igbos learn to speak the language of their hosts and not vise-versa if the Igbos as a tribe is prominent and so desirable in their host communities. It doesn’t take only economic reasons to want to learn how to speak a language but it takes also desirability of that tribe and other reasons to want to speak their language, a quality which the Igbos as a tribe lacks. No Nigerian tribes seem keen in speaking that language except its absolutely unavoidable.

  14. Quite unfortunate the Igbos have got it all wrong when they always claim the Igbos developed Lagos and, I have heared this assertions being erroneously touted by the people of the South Eastern Nigeria on several platforms, all in an attempt to rewrite the history of Lagos; falsehood has also been the common strategy that the Igbos have adopted to claim the largest investors in Lagos and elsewhere in Nigeria, therefore Lagos in particular has always been refered to by ‘only’ the Igbos as “A no man’s land”. Fact is the Igbos are by nature a migrant tribe and are found virtually in all corners of Nigeria largely engaged in retail business; retail business by its nature is one that is engaged in a market place and as such derives its sustainability from visible open space display of wares. The city of London is a global Financial hub with the largest Financial Institutions across the world established there, many of which are not indegenous British owned however the business friendly atmosphere coupled with vibrand market and strong economic indicators presented the attractions just like Lagosians opened their friendly doors to people of the East and other Nigerians across the nation to do business as Nigerians with equal stake in developing the city of Lagos, the city of London accomodates mechandise business of importations of wares of all kinds and are dominated by Asians of Indian, Chinese, Pakistans, Arabs, Iranian, African descents who are largely not indegenous British citizens but have investments into billions of pounds; huge foreign population that also include millions of Carribean black descents that overshadows the indegenous British citizens in commerce and retail businesses, notwithstanding however; there has never been a contest of who owns the city of London, the indegenous owners of the land on which the city of London was built who are the British people owns the city of London without contest from any migrant tribes resident in London, just as no-one can contest the ownership of IPOB lands across the South Eastern Nigeria. It is absolutely wrong to interprete the visibility of Igbos in the cluster of market places and a host of not very viable street corner shops dotted across Nigeria to mean Igbos have the largest investments in Nigeria. Nigerians has the largest economy in Africa and if Governor Okorocha’s assertions of Igbos owning largest investments were true, what then is the percentage of Igbos contribution in their largely commercial activities in ratio of what constitute other tribes contributions to the economic pot called Nigeria and in particular Lagos State which is the 5th largest economy in Africa. It is not healthy for the Igbos to continue to incense discordant tribal tunes that simply attract hatred among Nigerians tribes by throwing out there wrong and unreliable statistics about who owns where just by ‘investments’ volume. For the records if Igbos care to know and by the laws of Nigeria; Abuja is the only city bares its existence as “No man’s territory” Investment or no Investment.

  15. You are a stupid man, you think you will get the presidential position with all these your sabotaging attitudes. Never.

  16. There is nothing like one Nigeria, we are sick and tire of this tribalism, we want freedom. I pledge to Biafra my country, Rochas Okoroji mind your speech, think before you say, don’t say before you think

  17. fork one Nigeria I just spent my time listing to Orient feeling that good thing is coming out but nonsense I stand 4Biafra the promise land. fork Green white Green

  18. Shameless and ***** set of ****.They developed Lagos? why can’t they develop their own Eastern States?The North chased them and gave them ultimatum now,they went low.Arrogant people.

  19. Igbos are known to abuse the hospitality of their host wherever they find themselves. I’m surprised despite all the Igbo noises of co-ownership of Lagos why they did not set out to celebrate their Igbo 50th anniversary of co-ownership of Lagos State as done by Governor Ambode. Where were the Igbos when various indigenous Lagos citizens cut across from Epe, Ikorodu, Surulere, Mushin etc. to Badagry eulogised their ancestral heritage with pride and, where exactly is the ancestral root of Igbo people in the entire Lagos territory. Igbos as observed by MENDS are migrant traders in Lagos and that’s where it ends. Lagos is the ancestral home of the Yoruba tribe and no migrant tribe can change that history no matter how anyone tries to distort the history. Charity it is said begins at home probably its time the Igbos begin to look themselves in the mirror and accept that adage. Its not late in tha day.

  20. Demola,Igbos have not have opportunity to be a president many years ago,but hausa and yoruba has and thats where they make their money by stealing oil money while Igbos make there money through wisdom,knowledge,struggling and business,you dont expect them to leave their business and join those that has opportunity to steal Nigeria money,will you pay their bills,if yoruba didnt informed them to fix a suitable and agreeable date for the festival you dont have to blame them,if you are my neigbour and theres a festival you have plan if you didnt involve me dont expect me to come,but if you value me you will write me a letter to inform me knowing that you are not the only person or tribe in that neighborhood,respect is a reciprocal

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