According to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, is unable to put an end to the struggle for Biafra.
The group warned him against mentioning its name during his campaign in any Southeast region in response to a speech attributed to Atiku in which he claimed he would put an end to the Biafra struggle if elected President.
IPOB urged Southeast politicians to warn him to cease utilising the Biafra agitation supported by its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, for his political campaigns in a statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful.
It argued that setting a date for a Biafra referendum to find out where people from the region wished to stay was the only way to halt the ongoing uprising.
The statement partly read, “Our attention has been drawn to the laughable and disgraceful statement credited to the PDP presidential candidate Alhaji Atiku Abubakar at Enugu State where he was ranting how he would stop Biafra agitation if he becomes the President of the Nigeria.
“Biafra Independence movement struggle being championed by IPOB is beyond the zoo’s local politics. IPOB being the largest liberation movement in the world has a crop of intellectuals in her leadership doing great works and are unstoppable by the criminal Nigeria polititcians.
“Atiku Abubakar and his corrupt political gang must know that we allowed them to Enugu State does not mean we don’t know what to do to stop them from entering Enugu State ever again.
“As much as we are a civilized movement, we don’t want to be used for corrupt election campaigns or we will force them to stop their campaigns in our territories.
“We knew that the efulefu polititcians from the East some of whom mentioned above, told him and his Deputy Ifeanyi Okowa that IPOB is not on ground but we will prove them wrong if they go ahead to use IPOB and Biafra Agitation for their zoo political campaigns.
“If Atiku thinks he is dealing with those set of Alleluia politicians around him from the East, he will be disappointed because they are a bunch of expired politicians with no iota of integrity or respect from the people.
“For the sake of these men, Atiku and PDP will lose entire South East totally if there would be another shameful selection process called election in Nigeria by 2023.
“Alhaji Atiku Abubakar you can do anything to please your gullible followers but you cannot stop Biafra agitation championed by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB members worldwide. The only remedy to this current agitation is fixing a date for Biafra referendum to ascertain where people of Biafra wish to stay.
“We are not interested in Nigeria politics, therefore, never you mention IPOB in Biafraland during your campaign. Mentioning IPOB name will destroy you and your political party.”