The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has cautioned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu over his recently assumed “emperor” status.
According to the group, Nnamdi Kanu’s call for a boycott of the Anambra November governorship poll, is irresponsible, adding that he does not speak for the Igbos.
In a statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Ifeatu Obiokoye, the Biafra agitation is borne out of the need for equity and justice in the country and as such, the Igbos are not forming a terror gang as many wrongly believe.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s call for a boycott of elections in the South-East, beginning with the governorship polls scheduled for November 18, 2017 in Anambra is irresponsible, irredentist and totally devoid of any focus,” APGA said.
“You must appreciate that for different logical reasons and perception, the Biafra concept has attracted favourable comments among our people, ostensibly borne out of the marginalisation of Ndigbo in the Nigerian state.
“While youths of the East are agitating for Biafra, the Arewa youths are equally restive; the same goes for Níger Delta youths and youths from Oduduwa states.
“In this popular agitation for Biafra, Ndigbo have not instituted a separatist movement or a terrorist gang as it were. We are more concerned about the continued existence of Nigeria under the present structural arrangement.”
They also called on the Federal Government to restructure the country and implement the resolutions of the 2014 CONFAB “as a certain way to peaceful co-existence among ethnic nationalities and for dousing tension.”