The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have slammed some South-East leaders and politicians for pushing for an Igbo man to emerge as President of Nigeria come 2023.
The breakaway agitators said the “begging posture” of the South-East leaders could make Ndigbo the laughing stock of Northerners.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, who disclosed this in a statement argued that it makes no sense to be desperate for power shift in 2023, while its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is still in detention.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that former Anambra State Governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife said the Southeast was ready to kneel and beg other regions to support the 2023 presidential ambition of the region.
“The attention of IPOB has been drawn to the unpatriotic moves by some unreliable elders in Biafraland who are begging the Alamajiri elders for President of Nigeria from Igbo stock in 2023.
“We want to make it categorically clear to desperate Igbo politicians that IPOB is not looking for any Nigeria President of Igbo extraction under the present contraption called Nigeria.
“Again, IPOB will not be party to their begging and fawning for a transient political office at the detriment of our freedom. They must understand that our singular concern is Kanu’s unconditional release. If our elders think they can use IPOB and Kanu to bargain their way to political office, they are in for the shock of their life,” the statement reads.