Peter Obi, the presidential candidate for the Labour Party (LP), has brushed down accusations that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are a terrorist group.
IPOB members are not terrorists, according to Obi.
After the struggle for the actualization of Biafra, the Nigerian government had banned IPOB.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, had persisted in promoting the establishment of Biafra despite the ban.
But the separatist group refuted the Nigerian government’s claim that it was a terrorist organization.
Obi, though, supported assertions that the group’s members are not terrorists.
The presidential candidate told Channels Television that the IPOB members who are close to him do not pose a threat to the nation.
“The only thing I disagree with is referring to IPOB as terrorists; they are not terrorists,” says Obi. Those who made the choice might be in possession of knowledge that I am not.
“They are folks I pass on the road every day because I live in Onitsha,” I said.
“I meet them and live with them; in fact, I frequently see people congregating, yet even when they congregate, I never feel threatened or harassed by them.”