The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has urged “unreliable Igbo elders to stop begging for Igbo Presidency.
in a press statement by their spokesman, Emma Powerful, said the group remained focused on its mission; and advised South East elders to channel their energies towards restoration of Biafra.The statement reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to the unpatriotic moves by some unreliable elders in Biafraland who are begging…for President of Nigeria…in 2023. “We want to make it categorically clear to desperate Igbo politicians, both elders and self-acclaimed leaders, that IPOB under Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not looking for any Nigerian President of Igbo extraction under the present contraption called Nigeria.
“Again, IPOB will never be a party to their begging and fawning for a transient political office at the detriment of our freedom.“They must understand that our singular concern is the unconditional release of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. “If our elders think they can use IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu to bargain their ways into political office, then they are in for the shock of their life.“We are keenly watching developments and taking record of them.“Some self-appointed Igbo leaders desperate for power in 2023 should refrain from making unguarded utterances that make the entire Igbo race a laughing stock by Northerners.
“It makes no sense to be desperate over power shift in 2023 while illustrious Igbo son Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is still in detention…“It is better Igbo politicians, businessmen, elders, traditional rulers, religious leaders and acclaimed leaders including Ohaneze Ndigbo should retrace their steps and carry themselves with dignity at all times”.