- The Indigenous People of Biafra has been asked to count the southsouth region out of the proposed Biafra nation
- According to a prominent Ijaw leader and eldest statesman, the separatist group cannot be serious about integrating the southsouth
- Meanwhile, he asked the federal government to give a fair hearing to the recently arrested IPOB leader
A message has been sent to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by Edwin Clark. The message is this: Southsouth will not be included in the proposed Republic of Biafra.
Clark described IPOB as being “unrealistic” in adding the southsouth to their agitation.
“How can Delta be part of Biafra? In what way? Is Biafra older than or bigger than Delta?” he asked.
“How can Rivers state or Akwa Ibom become part of Biafra? They are dreaming thinking about the eastern region of those days. They are very unrealistic boys. To me, IPOB is not pursuing the right thing.
“When this war was fought, I told the IPOB leader he was not born at the time. I’ve never met him, but I have challenged him and he has also challenged me that I was the slave of the north — that was how he branded me.
“I told him he has a good fight, that the people of the east are being neglected. They have only five states, whereas other regions have six. One, in fact, has seven. Based on what? Nobody knows.
“For every appointment that is being made in this country, the Igbo are shortchanged. If they are distributing universities per state, they will have five. South-south and south-west will have six, north-west will have seven, but the Igbos formed the third leg of this country when it was created.
“So, they have a good complaint, but not the way they are going about it.”
IHRC indicates readiness to mediate between agitators and Nigerian govt
Meanwhile, the Country Head/Ambassador for West African countries for International Human Rights Commission, IHRC Ambassador Friday Sani has urged all agitators in Nigeria to adopt dialogue as a means of achieving their demands instead of protests and demonstrations.
He made the comment during an exclusive interview with Legit.ng on Thursday, July 15. He noted that the world is moving away from using protests, demonstrations, and violent rallies as a way of getting governments to meet their needs.
“As a matter of fact, we are the only organisation that does not believe in protests or demonstrations to make demands from the government."
I have no hand in any plot against Nnamdi Kanu - Obiano replies IPOB
Obiano who spoke through his spokesman, Mr. James Eze, in a press statement seen by Legit.ng, said there was no truth that Obiano and some other people mentioned by the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) worked to deliver Kanu to the Buhari-led federal government.
Nnamdi Kanu: Prominent APC chieftain opens up, says IPOB leader ordered his men to behead him, kill his children
Similarly, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, has denied being involved in the operation that led to the arrest of Kanu.