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The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the meeting between the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo and some Igbo leaders of Thought, saying it was a “senseless, futile” gathering.

Recall that Osinbajo had yesterday hosted some Igbo leaders at the Presidential villa, Abuja.

Issues bordering on the ultimatum issued by Northern youths that Igbos should vacate their region in three months and the struggle for secession by various pro-Biafra groups were discussed.
Reacting to the meeting, IPOB described those who attended the parley as political jobbers, who have no mandate to speak for people of the South East.

The pro-Biafra group also berated the Acting President for allegedly using “scarce” resources that could have been channelled for useful purposes to host Igbo leaders.

In a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, IPOB said the meeting was an “insult to the sensibilities of Biafrans all over the world.”

The statement reads, “We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wish to place on record our unequivocal condemnation of the wholesomely senseless and futile gathering of a few compromised political jobbers from core Igbo states of Biafra Land in Abuja yesterday.
“This meeting we understand was convened at the instigation of the Nigerian Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo following the political fallout from the hugely successful IPOB sit at home order of 30th of May 2017.
“With one or two exceptions and with the greatest respect to the attendees to this Nigeria sponsored gathering in Abuja, the so-called South East delegation is in no way representative of the views of the leadership of IPOB worldwide, neither can they claim with any degree of sincerity to be speaking for the masses.
“Therefore all Professor Osinbajo has succeeded in achieving with this meeting is to waste scarce resources that could have been channelled towards more useful purposes. None of those that attended this meeting with Osinbajo gave the order for people to sit at home on May 30th. So we are at a loss to understand the justification for their invitation to the meeting to discuss something they know nothing about.
 “IPOB viewed the meeting with certain Igbo politicians who are sympathetic to APC as an insult to the sensibilities of Biafrans all over the world, especially the memory of the dead and injured.
The group affirmed the stance of its leader that any discussion with the Nigerian government must include a date for referendum or such discussion is an “exercise in futility.”
The statement added, “Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has made it abundantly clear that any discussion or dialogue with Nigerian government that doesn’t include an agreement on a referendum date to determine the issue of Biafra once and for all time, is an exercise in futility.
“In this regard, we wish to inform the government of Nigeria that the gathering and deliberations they thought they had yesterday is a complete waste of time and will continue to be until the Federal Government does the needful.
“We note and respect the presence of Chief Nnia Nwodo the Ohaneze Leader and two others at that very meeting, however the rest are nothing to write home about. We do not think that presiding over the distribution of monthly allocation from Abuja qualifies any political office holder to discuss issues pertaining to IPOB and Biafra restoration when the leadership can be directly contacted.
“Since August 2015 that Nigerian Government and her security operatives, especially the Army, Navy, DSS and Police, have been killing and abducting innocent and peaceful IPOB members, none of the governors that attended this meeting in Abuja rose to condemn the brutal and barbaric repression of IPOB peaceful agitation for an independent homeland for Biafrans.
“None of them offered any comment in condemnation of the well documented atrocities despite the existence of overwhelming evidence to substantiate the facts alluded to in the widely received Amnesty Report on the senseless slaughter of IPOB members.
“How can such persons now go to Abuja to discuss issues bothering on the activities of IPOB when they know nothing about the modus operandi of the organisation. Only IPOB can and will discuss issues pertaining to her activities, not compromised politicians.
“From time, we firmly resolved that nobody among the governors or politicians can set an agenda for IPOB except our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The sooner Nigerian Government understands this, the better. Therefore, any meeting without the consent of our leader or those nominated by him in a representative capacity, is a complete waste and unacceptable to IPOB.”

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  1. Here we go..nothing and nothing will ever stop us!!!.....Biafrans kwenu!!!


    1. Continue rambling. He's not in power not in government or whatever.
      Constitutionally he's the number one citizen of Nigeria till buhari arrives

    2. If you think he is the number one unstill buhari comes back then why did receive an other to sign the budget

    3. Sure. He can't sign budget without Buhari 's consent. Because of Senate paddings.
      Did he received order to call Igbo leaders for meeting?
      Would Buhari have done that if he's around?

    4. Excuse me sir, you're a MUMU and talk or rather write like an illiterate..One would,think, that typing in all capital letters, you would spew out common sense but no..

  3. U guys have a strange problem. Ignore the major problem of themselves

  4. It is high time the moderator of this forum rejected anonymous messages... It is always provocative, insultive and brainless. How can a person that suffers 'brain disorderly' be addressing Acting President like that? I don't want to discuss the issue at hand but strongly believed that responsible indigene of Ndigbo (Igbo people) do not concur to sinister motive of brainless Kanu and his cohorts. Whether they like it or not... Nigeria will remain as it is, and anyone with contrary opinion will die suddenly.

    1. God bless you my brother Yakubu sheriff, Nigeria is not a mistake all those clamoring for her breakup and destruction will surely face God's wrath of SUDDEN DEATH, we should be seen to build our beloved Nation and not tear down, God bless the Acting president and use him for his sovereign purposes for Nigeria.

  5. My fellow countrymen, Nigeria is not working, and we all know this simple truth. The person talking of The Vice President in that manner is just a fool. I pray he come back to his senses. But, I must remind us that non of our political leaders from Mr. President, His Vice, Senators, Ministers, Governors, LGA Chairman down to party members believe in One Nigeria. They only play the political game (i.e., special/common interest). Their styles of destroying the country we all know, but we can't do anything because they control the Security forces and the Judiciary. That is why nothing is working in this nation. Tell them switch to true Federalism like US, etc., they won't because of their selfish interests. And, the result of these nonsense is the agitation we see in all corners of the country. Take it or not, if it continue like this, Nigeria will break-up. And, if the break-up is delayed, it may lead to another civil way which our leaders enjoy because they benefit from it in one way or the other. I pity Nigerian youths. Our fathers are playing with our future. They only care about their families... I thinks the Nigerian youths should start a national revolution to stop this Politicians with their nonsense policies before they destroy us all! But, it won't work because of ethnicity, religion, etc. Our hope relies only on God almighty...

  6. Today is Friday, that yakubu of a sheriff is probably queuing for a plate of rice handout after prayers which will continue to blind him from the reality of the day. Are you satisfied with the way you are living. shame think and grow outta your predicament. Jay 2, Abuja.

  7. I think this stupid boy called Kalu need a brain surgery and his family and supporters must do this fast before he enter market.


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