Sunday, 16 April 2017

No More Negotiate with the Nigerian Government Unless Our Leader is Released - IPOB




The Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB made a statement that the group will not go into any fresh negotiation with the Nigerian Federal Government until their leader; Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released from prison custody.
According to Thisday News, the IPOB publicity secretary, Emma Powerful said this yesterday in a press release made available to ThisDay in Awka, Anambra state capital.
It was noted that Emma Powerful’s press release was coming at a time after when northern elder statement, Alhaji Tanko Yakassai had granted an interview, saying that Biafrans cannot lay claims to ownership of the oil in the region.
Powerful also said that the move was meant to whistle the power of the Biafrans and also reduce it. For this reason, he added that the group was not ready to into any other negotiation with the Nigerian Federal Government except the release of its leader (Nnamdi Kanu).
It rated Yakassai for his low sense of history over ownership of oil in Nigeria, saying it was a deliberate attempt to cause disaffection in the country.
According to ThisDay, part of the release read, “We condemn the statement credited to Alhaji Tanko Yakassai that the Biafra agitation is annoying and that the oil in Biafra-land does not belong to the owners of the indigenous people of the land.
“This statement contained in this interview is irritating that an elder like Tanko Yakassai does not know history of Nigeria and why Biafra must leave Nigeria without leaving any of her clan or tribe behind.
“It is pathetic that this Alhaji Tanko Yakassai did not see anything wrong with the amorphous geographical expression called Nigeria. The late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe allowed himself to be tricked and used by the then British government to keep this vacuum named Nigeria by Flora Shaw.
“We reiterate again that no negotiation of any sorts unless the government releases our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other members detained illegally in all the prisons and security cells across the country.
“He (Yakassai) and his fellow politicians in Nigeria cannot stop the restoration of Biafra. Our parents were not born Nigerians for the information of this politician and others; therefore we cannot secede from something we were not part of.”

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