IPOB issues warning to Kwankwaso over Peter Obi

Rabiu Kwankwaso

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party Rabiu Kwankwaso to stop linking the group with the ambition of the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

Kwankwaso recently said Mr Obi is tainted by IPOB insurgency, adding that vice-presidential slot is his only chance with voters from the north.

IPOB said in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesman Emma Powerful that Obi is neither a member of IPOB nor supports its cause.

The statement read, “The global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, under the command and leadership of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wishes to advise the former Governor Kano State Rabiu Kwankwoso not to involve IPOB in the selection process they call election in Nigeria.

“The Nigerian politicians generally and Kwankwaso, in particular, should desist from linking IPOB with Peter Obi, his political ambition and campaign. Peter Obi is not an IPOB member and never supported our agitation for freedom at any time because he pursues a totally different goal from that of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

“We have no interest in the Nigerian morally decadent and fantastically corrupt political system and landscape.

“If Kwankwaso is threatened by Labour party and Peter Obi’s teeming support by the creative and talented but downtrodden, neglected, deceived, deprived, killed (#Endsars) Nigerian youths from even the North which your generation do not have any good intentions for, then he should go forward and settle his differences and stop linking IPOB to their problem.”