The Indigenous People of Biafra has said that the agitations for the Republic of Biafra cannot be compromised for Nigerian politics.
The secessionist group was replying to the recent comments of an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Gumi, alleging that IPOB agitation has slowed down in the South Eastern region since Peter Obi picked up the tickets from Labour Party for the presidential race in Nigeria.
In a statement on Wednesday, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said Gumi’s comments showed the level of “cluelessness” and “uninformed” he is about the IPOB movement and its activities.
Powerful insisted that Biafra’s agitation is still intact and nothing will change the group’s resolve towards the fight to achieve Biafra’s freedom through peaceful nonviolent globally accepted practices.
According to him, no right-thinking person should take Gumi’s comments seriously.
He said, “IPOB under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the unguarded statements from the controversial Islamic clerics and fundamentalists Sheikh Gumi alleging that IPOB agitation has slowed down in the South Eastern Region since Peter Obi picked up the tickets from Labour Party for the presidential race in Nigeria.
“We have said it before now that IPOB does not know Peter Obi and Peter Obi does not know IPOB. If Peter Obi knows IPOB and its aims and objectives he wouldn’t have come out in the first place to contest to waste his wealth and vast knowledge, talent and wisdom endowed experience which God Almighty gave and blessed Biafrans within the Zoological Republic.