The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has given reasons for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.
According to IPOB, all those being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans.
The Biafra secessionist group further noted that people at the fore front of the agitation were people who openly worked against late Dr. Alex Ekwueme at the Jos PDP convention for the candidature of the President of Nigeria in 1999.
IPOB described the 1999 Jos PDP convention as Igbos brightest chance for the Office of the President.
Emma Powerful, IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, further noted that what such people did to Ekwueme, they also did to Peter Obi in 2019 when he contested for the Presidency alongside Atiku Abubakar as the presidential candidate.
“We cannot support any person that will kill us. That will mean the end of Biafra emancipation as we know. It is still fresh in our minds what transpired at Jos PDP convention when the late Dr Alex Ekwueme contested for the candidature of the President of Nigeria under PDP in 1999.
“Then, the likes of Jim Nwobodo, Orji Uzo Kalu and virtually every other Igbo delegate at that convention voted against him. These Igbo men sabotaged Igbo presidency then, what has changed since 1999 that will make them come out now to shamefully clamour for the same Igbo presidency they publicly rejected in 1999?
“Similarly, when Mr Peter Obi, in 2019 was contesting with Abubakar Atiku as his running mate, Governor Dave Umahi and his co travellers in conspiracybusiness did not support or campaign for him despite being in the same political party-PDP.
“We are surprised that these people shouting President of Igbo extraction today but sabotaged their own people yesterday think we have forgotten, they also think others will support them when it is their turn.
“Besides, if these myopic and self-centered fellows think producing the President of Nigeria will solve the problem of Ndigbo, when Goodluck Jonathan, an Ijaw man from South-South was Nigeria’s President for six years, what did he do for the East in general and Ijaw people in particular?
“The same Northern oligarchy that did not allow him to operate freely will still not allow any stooge they may eventually appoint from Igboland to succeed. So, it makes no sense clamouring for what won’t proffer any solution to our problems.
“The few major roads built in South East and South South were done not by Igbo man, yet none of these traitors masquerading as Igbo leaders today has been able to compel their slave masters to rehabilitate them. Most of these self-acclaimed Igbo and Old Eastern region leaders are caliphate bred traitors and we cannot trust them.”
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