BY OFONIME IBORO
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the meeting between the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, and South-East Leaders of Thought.
IPOB described the meeting as a “senseless, futile” gathering, because those who attended the meeting had no mandate to speak for people of the South East.
In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the meeting was an “insult to the sensibilities of Biafrans all over the world.”
“We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the supreme leadership of Mazi Kanu wish to place on record our unequivocal condemnation of the wholesomely senseless and futile gathering of a few compromised political jobbers from core Igbo states of Biafraland in Abuja yesterday (Wednesday).
“This meeting we understand was convened at the instigation of the Nigerian Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo following the political fallout from the hugely successful IPOB sit at home order of 30th May 2017.
“With one or two exceptions and with the greatest respect to the attendees to this Nigeria sponsored gathering in Abuja, the so-called South East delegation in Abuja is in no way representative of the views of the leadership of IPOB worldwide, neither can they claim, with any degree of sincerity, to be speaking for the masses.
“Therefore all Professor Osinbajo has succeeded in achieving with this meeting is to waste scarce resources that could have been channelled towards more useful purposes. None of those that attended this meeting with Osinbajo gave the order for people to sit at home on May 30th. So we are at a loss to understand the justification for their invitation to the meeting to discuss something they know nothing about.
“Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has made it abundantly clear that any discussion or dialogue with Nigerian government that doesn’t include an agreement on a referendum date to determine the issue of Biafra once and for all, is an excercise in futility.”
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