The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday said that statements credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the person and government of President Muhammadu Buhari have vindicated the pro-Igbo group on its various allegations of sectionalism, abuse of human rights and iron-handedness of the Buhari-led administration.
Throwing its weight behind Obasanjo, IPOB said his intervention is timely at a time the nation faces series of crises resulting in loss of lives all across the Middle Belt and Southern Nigeria.
Emma Powerful, IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary in a press release said at this period of our national life, the voice of a fearless and patriot like Obasanjo is much more respected and it is a wake- up call to all Nigerians.
The group berated some leaders of Igbo extract who recently paid a solidarity visit to President Buhari for their sycophancy, stressing that they do not represent the interest of an average Igbo man but their personal interest. “Anybody discussing partisan politics under such an atmosphere of mass misery is not fit to be regarded as a human being talk less a leader.”, he said.
“The statement credited to the former president of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was carefully timed to deliver a devastating blow to the scavenging class of political prostitutes in Igboland that shamelessly went to hawk their wares in Abuja a few days ago. The shameless endorsement of Buhari for 2019 by these bunch of undignified individuals under the banner Igbo leaders have showcased to the world what a bunch of delinquent inconsequential vain glorious misery merchants they are.
“What Obasanjo said is the clearest endorsement of the philosophy of our leader and prophet of our time Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, that the only way to reign in a dictatorship is by confronting it head-on with the truth. Obasanjo has spoken the truth and should be applauded for it. Those hungry and insatiable APC yes men that visited Aso Rock to endorse Buhari for 2019 under the banner of Igbo leaders should all cover their collective faces in shame. They have brought shame and dishonour to Igboland by openly embracing a mass murderer and genocide.
“Buhari has nothing to offer apart from misery and premature death. Those who out of ignorance opposed the ideology of freedom as espoused by IPOB can now see that we are visionaries who should be praised not labelled terrorists.
“Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has now seen the inherent danger of the cluelessness and visionless leadership of the Buhari administration. We also commend Chief Ben Nwabueze and Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi who have been speaking in this direction without fear or favour for some time now. They are the real Igbo leaders the world should look up to, not the collection of failures, charlatans, pimps and political harlots that went to endorse Buhari in Abuja a few days ago.”, he said.
The group said the new coalition movement suggested by the former President is something similar to what IPOB is doing, but said broader all-encompassing scale that will include all ethnicities in Nigeria rather than one restricted to Biafra alone.