May 26, 2024

IPOB urges National Assembly to reject Buhari’s water bill request


Etim Ekpimah

The Indigenous People of Biafra has asked the National Assembly to reject outright President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the passage of the National Water Resource Bill into law.

According to IPOB, it was a surprise to see the Bill again on the floor of the House of Representatives last Thursday having been rejected in 2017.

The Bill seeks to transfer the control of water resources from the states to the Federal Government.

A statement by the IPOB on Saturday, stated that the group was not in support of the Bill, adding that it has an ulterior motive.

The Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, in the statement, noted that it was necessary for the National Assembly to listen to the voice of caution to save both the Fulani and their alleged ulterior motive in Southern Nigeria, particularly Biafraland.

“We, the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, wish to call for caution once again over the waterways secret bill sent to the Nigerian National Assembly by Buhari and his Fulani kinsmen.

“We wish to unequivocally state our stand once again to Buhari, the National Assembly, the Fulani and the entire world that Buhari cannot use crooked means to hand over our waterways in Biafraland to Fulani from Futajalon, having passed through the mighty expanse of empty land in the North. We never for once in our lifetime ventured into encroachment nor occupation of any inch or parcel of land not belonging to us despite our limited land space.

“The National Assembly must save Fulani because this Bill sent by Buhari will consume so many of them if they venture into any river or waterway situated in Biafraland.

“The National Assembly must stop that Bill because it will only end up in the dustbin of history as one of the useless non-implementable acts of the Nigerian National Assembly.

“This deliberate attempt to steal our ancestral land and waterways by the trick and through the back door is dead on arrival because it will be resisted with everything that we have at our disposal. Such impunity and selfishness considering the vast expanse of land available to Fulani in Northern Nigeria.

“Biafrans would not shy away from protecting our heritage. We are waiting for them and they would learn an unforgettable lesson the hard way.

“This old strategy that Buhari and his kinsmen are adopting to re-introduce RUGA is not lost on us Biafrans or lost on any other nation imprisoned in the hell of a country that is worth its name. Why must Fulanis’ terrorists and their cows be forced on us, to cohabit with us in our communities, those with whom we never share a single value system?

“Let us tell you, RUGA can never sail through for the sake of Umuchineke and no amount of their efforts would succeed in bringing RUGA evil project to fruition in our land.

“The IPOB will never accept such permutations no matter the inducement they use to deceive the gullible, the compromised, the spineless good for nothing politicians and slaves of the uncircumcised Fulanis in Biafraland,” the statement read in part.

The statement added that the group reject that in totality, noting that the group knew that the impostor wants to secure lands and waterways for Fulani bandits and terrorists before President Buhari leaves office in less than a year, and advised him to look elsewhere.

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