The leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra ( IPOB) has responded to a statement by the Niger Delta freedom fighter, Mr Askari Dokubo.
It should be recalled that Dokubo, had in a six minutes video, disagreed with the IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s order for Southeast-South-south to boycott the 2019 general election until the federal government set date for a referendum.
Dokubo, in the video, called all the people of Southeast/South-south to disregard Kanu’s order, noting that other parts of the world fighting for freedom do partake in politics.
According to him, pro-independent agitators in Spain, Ireland and Palestine contested elections and won seats into political offices in a bid to push their agenda rather than boycott general elections in their respective nations.
Responding to Dokubo’s statement, the deputy Leader of the group, Mr Uche Mefor, said no amount of cajoling and criticisms of the decision as counter-productive would make IPOB change the decision.
“You cry everyday that the constitution is a fraud, the election rigged, INEC used as electoral tool to manipulate results and yet you senselessly or naively continue and want people to vote and yet you are a freedom fighter?
“Look, IPOB cannot mutate and certainly don’t change course midflight , IPOB remains ideologically consistent.
“Do your own and we do our own and in the end we take stock. IPOB refuses to betray the trust of her followers or sell them by joining Nigerian politics”, the IPOB leader stated.
The IPOB leadership even warned that the group might be forced to changing its tactics if its current modus operandi is seen not to be yielding the desired result, saying “Our demands must be met or we apply another sophisticated strategy if the anomaly subsists”.
He added, “In the final analysis , it is my considered opinion that those who are suggesting that we change course are at best insincere.
“They know right from the beginning that the end result in joining Nigerian politics is total failure with respect to BIAFRA .
“Bewarned, be focused, be vigilant for wolves are on the rampade. Rally round our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and together, we shall eventually prevail”, he stated
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