Biafra Nations League (BNL), a pro-Biafra group, has berated Governor Nyesom Wike, warning him to stop creating ethnic tension in Rivers State.
The group gave the warning in a statement on Saturday signed by the Deputy National Leader of BNL and Head of Operations, BBS Media, Ebuta Akor Takon.
Recall that Wike had accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of trying to rename some parts of the state.
But the BNL described Wike as a talkative who lacks focus, adding that the Rivers governor does not know his roots.
The group, who stated that Wike does not know the history of Rivers State and the Niger Delta region, accused Wike of trying to create ethnic tension in the State.
“The Governor does not have a tribe and acts as confused person,” the group said, insisting that the, “Niger Delta region of today includes Imo and Abia and they joined region same day Edo, Ondo, Cross River and Akwa Ibom States were included.
“We were never part of Niger Delta, it is an Ijaw region by geographical definition, it was Obasanjo that created this confusion when he added other areas as part of the region.
“If Wike said he has found a new ethnic group, and that he is not from Igbo because they told him that Ikwere is from Benin, it’s fine.
“But then, he shouldn’t forget that Late Oba of Benin rejected the claim, saying that the Benin Kingdom does not have any record showing that Ikwere migrated from Benin. They do not speak related languages or practice the same culture.
“So you can see he doesn’t know anything, and he is a Governor. He merely relied on what some of the elders in Rivers State told him, and these were the same elders that looted Igbo property during the war.
“Being a Niger Deltan does not call for ethnic denial, everyone in Nigeria knows Wike is an Igbo man who is ignorant of that, he also does not know the meaning of his names. A full-fledged man like him does not know his ethnicity, it’s a shame.”
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