The Indigenous People of Biafra have lashed out at a former Governor of Kano State and presidential candidate of New Nigeria Peoples Party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, saying that he should not link the group with the ambition of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
This was as the group stressed that it was not interested in the nation’s corrupt and fraudulent politics, adding that its main target was the liberation of the Biafra people.
The group observed that Obi was neither a member of IPOB nor supported its cause at any point in time.
IPOB Director of Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, stated this in a statement on Tuesday, a copy of which was made available to newsmen.
The statement read that the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, under the command and leadership of their great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wishes to advise the former Governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwoso not to involve IPOB in the selection process they call an election in Nigeria.
It added that Nigerian politicians generally and Kwankwaso, in particular, should desist from linking IPOB with Peter Obi, his political ambition and campaign and that Peter Obi is not an IPOB member and never supported their agitation for freedom at any time because he pursues a totally different goal from that of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Emma powerful said that IPOB is a disciplined movement and they do not speak from both sides of the mouth, saying that their singular objective is to extricate our people from the debilitating environment that prevents Biafrans from attaining the fullest potential as human beings, exit from the contraption called Nigeria and be able to determine their fate through putting to use their intrinsic endowments and ingenuity in an enabling environment in a free and Independent Biafran Nation.
IPOB revealed that their demand is their inalienable rights to self-determination and that they seek through a universally recognized and accepted political process called referendum as stipulated by the United Nations Charter.
IPOB wish to use this medium and opportunity to warn every politician in Nigeria to desist from linking IPOB with their politics and selection process because we are not politicians and have no common interest, saying that they are freedom fighters.