The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said nothing will deter it from the restoration of Biafra nation as it promise to sensitise Biafrans towards its upcoming referendum and pay less attention to distractions of individuals and groups.
The group said it would no longer respond to every ‘ranting of people from, especially the Igbo-speaking areas of Biafraland who have sold and will continue to sell their soul for a pot of porridge’.
In a statement signed by IPOB spokespersons, Mr. Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, the group said they remain resolute and determined towards restoration of Biafra.
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“Nothing will ever make us waver or retreat from restoring our God-given nation.
“We welcome multiplicity of organisations from Biafraland, including those from Igbo-speaking areas, as long as they are puritanical in their quest for the restoration of Biafra and devoid of corrupt practices.
“We do know that Biafrans and all lovers of freedom worldwide will be eternally grateful to the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu and worldwide family of IPOB, for bringing Biafra’s restoration to the verge of successful accomplishment in such a short time unlike the shenanigans of the criminally minded agitators and others who turned freedom-fighting into a lifetime career.
“We will never retreat, we will never surrender until Biafra and all oppressed people are totally and unconditionally liberated.
“IPOB, under Kanu’s leadership has come out to restore Biafra and it is a task we will achieve in the shortest possible time and nothing will stop us from restoring the nation of Biafra.
“IPOB can categorically inform the world that the current slogan of ‘restructuring’ is as a result of the irreversible resolve of Biafrans to leave Nigeria.
“Without the impact of the truth preached by Kanu and activities of IPOB, nobody would have had the confidence to advocate ‘restructuring’ in the first place.
“But Biafrans have already been educated and know that there will be proper, not cosmetic infrastructural development in the areas of (roads, hospitals, IT, airports, seaports, schools, industries, etc.) in a sovereign nation of Biafra where the presidency will not be determined by zoning and where nobody will be treated as a minority.
“We have a 75 -year infrastructure development plan that will even outlast this present generation of freedom fighters. At IPOB, our preoccupation is the well being of our children yet unborn and posterity. We shall not build roads for the benefit of winning the next election but for the collective advancement of every soul within the society,” IPOB said.
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The statement added that; “God liberated and gathered Israel in 1948 from all parts of the world to their present place, not through protests, but prayers. If God could deliver Israel, He will also deliver Ndigbo. God will fight the cause of the Igbo if only we will obey Him.”
“Nothing shall ever make us waver or retreat from restoring our God-given nation. We welcome multiplicity of organisations from Biafraland, including those from Igbo-speaking areas, as long as they are puritanical in their quest for the restoration of Biafra and devoid of corrupt practices."