According to report reaching oyogist.com, Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, has attacked the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike for attributing the ongoing crisis in Oyigbo Local Government Area of the State to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi.
Oyogist.com gathered that the National Leader of BNYL, Prince Chimezie Richard called on Wike to intervene before the situation got out of hands.
“We know the politics of Rivers State, we know why Wike is politicising his fight against IPOB, if not why is he involving Amaechi, because the former Governor did not publicly deny his Igbo heritage like Wike has done,” the group said.
BNYL dismissed claims that the Biafran struggle is aimed at annexing territories, saying, “That is the way he [Wike] understands it, even though he knows the truth but for political reasons he is covering up.
“He [Wike] is an Igbo man but he has to appear against the Igbo to please many in Rivers State.
“He cannot say that some group of which he is referring to Igbos are renaming his community, who does not know that Obigbo was renamed to Oyigbo after it was carved out from old Imo State during boundary adjustment?
“Who does not know that Egbema was carved into Rivers State from Imo State during same adjustment and who doesn’t know Etchie people are Igbo, who doesn’t know that the name Wike is an Igbo name and that Ikwerre are Igbo?
“So, how can we annex our own people, you see the politics now, he now claims Amaechi is behind it all because he thinks Amaechi is now fully involved in Igbo affairs