The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that it maintains its international rights to seek independence and is in no way interested in Igbo presidency or Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate ambition.
Goldennewsng reports that the separatist group said linking Peter obi to IPOB was a stupid act of those who want to distract the mission of IPOB which is independence from Nigeria.
Emma Powerful, IPOB, spokesman said IPOB rejected the Labour Party, their presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and Igbo presidency.
The group said its members are not part of Obi’s supporters because they are interested in Nigeria’s disintegration.
Emma said Nigeria was irredeemable and Igbo people supporting Peter Obi are not members of the separatist group.
A part of the statement released by the group’s spokesman read, “The Igbo people rallying behind Peter Obi are not IPOB members because IPOB’s goal is the disintegration of the Nigerian enterprise irrespective of whether Peter Obi or anyone else from the Biafran geographic space is contesting in the Nigerian farce of an election.
“IPOB is a freedom fighting movement and has nothing whatsoever to do with or in Nigerian politics. So long as we in IPOB are concerned, Nigeria is irredeemable.”
IPOB added that they stand by their call that the Federal government should release their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu according to UN directive and organize for a referendum for the country.