The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not moved by promise of political compensation being proposed by some Northern elders to the effect that Ndigbo would be allowed to clinch the presidential seat in 2019.
According to the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, the group is no longer interested in Nigeria’s affairs.
Powerful said what IPOB wants is for the government to release their leader, Nnamdi Kanu from the detention and to allow Biafrans to go and not to play politics of compensation by telling Ndigbo that they will become the president in 2019, apparently to douse tension.
“If politics of compensation was used to favour Obasanjo in place of June 12 annulment and was also used to favour Buhari in place insurgency, that is their own cup of tea. But for us in IPOB, we are not interested in that politics of compensation whereby we are being told that an Igboman will become Nigeria’s president in 2019 and we will begin to listen to them,” Powerful told newsmen.
“All we want or are interested in is to release our leader, Kanu and then allow Biafra to be and not Igbo presidency,” he stated.