ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – A self acclaimed disciple of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Simon Ekpa, has warned the Abia State Governor-elect, Alex Otti against the proposed visit of former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, to the State.
General Gowon had hinted at visiting Abia State for a post-inauguration prayer, but was later suspended due to criticism.
However, in a statement on Monday, Ekpa said that Gowon is unwanted in the South-East region.
The controversial pro-Biafra separatist agitator, says that Gowon’s prayers are not needed in the Southeast.
Finland-based Ekpa urged the Abia Governor-elect, to be careful not to start his administration on the wrong footing.
He said: “Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd.) is the big evil tree, and we, the present generation of Biafrans, are the axes that have been sharpened to cut him down. Gowon dug a pit for Biafrans, but we survived it.
“Gowon’s evil feet will never march on Biafran soil again. He will be alive, and Biafra will be actualized before his sad eyes because Biafra is coming very soon.
“Yakubu Gowon, the prayer of the wicked is an abomination in the sight of God. Who are you coming to pray to in Biafraland – A holy man, an evil man or a born-again Christian? The name of God should not come out of a bad heart.
“Hon. Alex Otti, we warn you to be careful about antagonizing Biafrans. It is surprising that even before your swearing-in ceremony, you are already bringing in enemies of Biafra into Biafraland.
“It seems that you want to start your administration on the wrong foot with the little time you have as a Governor under Nigeria State before Biafra emerges as a nation. Therefore, know now that our searchlight is on you.”