The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which maintains that its members are still liberation fighters, has cautioned politicians against tying them to their politics and decision-making.
The group specifically asked Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate for the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP), to quit associating the party with Peter Obi, his political aspirations, and his campaign.
This was stated in a statement by Emma Powerful, the organization’s media and publicity secretary.
Obi is not a member of IPOB and has never backed its freedom campaign, the group said.
If threatened by the Labour Party and the overwhelming support for Obi, the secessionist faction urged Kwankwaso to resolve his disputes.
“We desire to advise the former Governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso not to involve IPOB in their selection process they call election in Nigeria,” the message says in part.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) pursue a completely different goal than that of Nigerian politicians, and Kwankwaso in particular should stop equating IPOB with Peter Obi, his political ambition, and his campaign. Peter Obi is not a member of IPOB and has never supported our agitation for freedom.