The Movement for Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has warned the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa against claiming to be an indigene of Igbo extraction.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu alleged that the Delta State Governor had severally denied being part of the Igbo people.
MASSOB said Okowa’s recent claim of being Igbo was birthed by his quest to gain support for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar whom he may be deputizing.
Madu stated that Okowa in his seven years in office as governor of Delta State had refused to “accept his Igboness”, stressing that the governor “always denied that he is an Igbo because of his loyalty to Fulani dominated federal government”.
The statement reads, “Because of Okowa”s nomination as Atiku”s running mate, he now feels that he is representing the position of Ndigbo.
“MASSOB wishes to remind Governor Okowa that Ndigbo are wiser now. Okowa is not representing Ndigbo. The political stake of Ndigbo is no longer in PDP.
“MASSOB warn Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State to stay clear of Igbo land because he is not welcomed. Governor Okowa can not accept what he openly denied. Ndigbo are not fools”.