The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the declaration of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation.
PDP National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, on Saturday in Abuja said the military had no power to make such declaration.
“I believe there are processes and procedures to be followed before such can be done.
“It is not in the powers of any organisation, especially the military, to unilaterally declare any organisation a terrorist organisation,” he said.
Adeyeye, however, commended the steps taken so far by the South East Governors’ Forum to ensure peace and stability within the region.
“I believe that the governors have acted in the best interest of the country,’’ he said.
Adeyeye also advised IPOB leaders to be clear on their demand, as well on their tactics and strategies for pursuing such demands.
“If you say you are non-violent, you should not be provoked into acts of violence.
“They should be able to study the tactics employed be the civil right groups in the United States.
“If you believe in non-violence, you should study the tactics employed by the civil rights group in US led by the great Martin Luther King jnr. so that they will not be provoked under any circumstances.
“There was an instance when Martin Luther was beaten up and slapped during his struggle but he refused to react: that is the tactics of non-violence.
“It has been employed in many parts of the world with great success,” he added.