The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, against using the agitation for Biafra for his political gain.
In a statement on Saturday signed by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB described Atiku as a corrupt politician that cannot stop the Biafra agitation.
HausaToday reports that the pro-Biafra group was reacting to a statement credited to Atiku where he claimed that he would stop Biafra’s agitation if elected President in 2023.
According to IPOB, the only solution to Biafra’s agitation was a referendum.
The group stated that the Biafra Independence movement struggle championed by IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is beyond Nigeria’s local politics.
The statement reads: “The attention of global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indefatigable liberator Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU was drawn to the laughable and disgraceful statement credited to the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at Enugu State yesterday the 27th day of September 2022, where he was ranting how he would stop Biafra agitation if he becomes the President of the zoo.
“Those deluded South East politicians around Atiku Abubakar should warn him to stop using Biafra agitation championed by our great leader, Nnamdi KANU and IPOB for his useless political campaigns.
“Biafra Independence movement struggle being championed by IPOB is beyond the zoo’s local politics. IPOB being the largest liberation movement in the world, has a crop of intellectuals in her leadership doing great works and are unstoppable by the criminal Nigeria politicians.
“Atiku Abubakar and his corrupt political gang must know that we allowed them to Enugu State does not mean we don’t know what to do to stop them from entering Enugu State ever again. As much as we are a civilized movement, we don’t want to be used for corrupt election campaigns, or we will force them to stop their campaigns in our territories.
“Atiku Abubakar, you can do anything to please your gullible followers, but you cannot stop Biafra agitation championed by Kanu and IPOB members worldwide. The only remedy to this current agitation is fixing a date for Biafra referendum to ascertain where people of Biafra wish to stay.”