Omokri tells the Igbo, “blame yourselves, not the late queen.”
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) applauded Prof. Uju Anya for her comments on the late Queen Elizabeth of England and the British government, claiming that her opinions reflect those of more than 98% of Biafrans.
According to the organisation, IPOB was unaware of Anya until her controversial Twitter tweet went viral. The group said, “Every man or woman with Igbo blood lives with the sorrows and scar of the Biafran genocide.”
In a statement, yesterday, the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, noted that Anya’s statement on the late Queen’s role on the mass murder of innocent citizens of Biafra during the 1967 – 1970 war and African colonisation has shown that the history of the genocide and issues of colonisation can not be forgotten unless it’s discussed and addressed.
The statement reads: “British Government and its allies, under the leadership of Queen Elizabeth, supplied military equipment and manpower to Nigeria to wipe out Biafrans. They used their propaganda media, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), to label Biafrans rebels and prevented any assistance to them.
“As a result, many Biafrans were killed, including the family members of Uju. The world should know that Biafrans, both young and old, would not forgive the late Queen and the British people, especially the politicians, unless the British Government allows Biafrans to regain their sovereignty through referendum.
MEANWHILE, Reno Omokri, former aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Igbo to stop blaming the late Queen for the civil war, which happened between 1967 and 1970. Omokri noted that certain events precipitated the war, but that the late Queen did not ignite it.
“But do those who hold such views not know that some other persons were first pushed to the wall?
“We cannot keep holding grudges as if other people do not have their grudges that they have let go for the peace and unity of this country.
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