The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), Balarabe Musa, has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of working against South-east presidency in 2023.
In a statement to newsmen, Balarabe Musa stated that IPOB is creating enemies for the South-east in their push for the presidency.
He noted that the zoning of the presidency is good for the country because it gives every person and area a sense of belonging.
According to Musa, “IPOB is now breeding enemies for the South East. We are campaigning for the presidency to go to the South East, even though zoning was introduced by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that we are opposed to.
“It is good for us as a country because it gives every person and area a sense of belonging.
“So we support the zoning and we are saying the presidency should go to the South East and we have our reason. Now, they are making our job even more difficult and they are not helping even the people in the South East .”
Speaking on the recent attack on former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by members of IPOB in Germany, Balarabe Musa noted that the mindless violence is making people lose sympathy for the group.
“IPOB is wrong to have attacked the former deputy president of the Senate. Even though we are opposed to them because they are a separatist organisation, because they are an organisation that wants to separate NIGERIA, but we also have sympathy for them because they have genuine grievances.
“They are now spoiling the little sympathy they have by doing what they did. It is uncalled for, the person they attacked is an individual, not an organisation. I think it’s wrong for them to have done so.
“They are also making it difficult for us. Even though we are opposed to them as a separatist group, we have sympathy for them because of their grievances.
“But this mindless violence is making them lose sympathy. I expect them to be concerned with organisations, not individuals; they should engage individuals with reasons. They should stop this violence,” he said.