IPOB rejects restructuring, insists on Biafra restoration




The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has restated its resolve to continue the struggle until the region of the South East of Nigeria is separated from the country. IPOB was reacting to the myriad of organisations now sprouting up in the region, noting that it had nothing against the development so long as they were puritanical in their quest for the restoration of Biafra and devoid of corrupt practices. This was contained in a statement signed by its spokespersons, Mr. Emma Nmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya. IPOB vowed that it would never retreat nor surrender until Biafra and all oppressed people are totally and unconditionally liberated. It also noted that its quest is not for any restructuring of Nigeria in any kind but outright separation from the country. Part of the statement read, “Nothing will ever make us waver or retreat from restoring our God-given nation. We welcome multiplicity of organisations from Biafraland, including those from Igbo-speaking areas, as long as they are puritanical in their quest for the restoration of Biafra and devoid of corrupt practices. “We do know that Biafrans and all lovers of freedom worldwide will be eternally grateful to the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu and worldwide family of IPOB, for bringing Biafra’s restoration to the verge of successful accomplishment in such a short time unlike the shenanigans of the criminally minded agitators and others who turned freedom-fighting into a lifetime career. Read also: Protest will go on with or without 2face, civic group, EiE says “We will never retreat, we will never surrender until Biafra and all oppressed people are totally and unconditionally liberated. IPOB, under Kanu’s leadership has come out to restore Biafra and it is a task we will achieve in the shortest possible time and nothing will stop us from restoring the nation of Biafra. “IPOB can categorically inform the world that the current slogan of ‘restructuring’ is as a result of the irreversible resolve of Biafrans to leave Nigeria. Without the impact of the truth preached by Kanu and activities of IPOB, nobody would have had the confidence to advocate ‘restructuring’ in the first place. “But Biafrans have already been educated and know that there will be proper, not cosmetic infrastructural development in the areas of (roads, hospitals, IT, airports, seaports, schools, industries, etc.) in a sovereign nation of Biafra where the presidency will not be determined by zoning and where nobody will be treated as a minority.” The group added, “We have a 75 -year infrastructure development plan that will even outlast this present generation of freedom fighters. At IPOB, our preoccupation is the well-being of our children yet unborn and posterity. We shall not build roads for the benefit of winning the next election but for the collective advancement of every soul within the society.” By Ebere Ndukwu …

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