The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to call for a referendum for Biafra.
The pro-Biafra group stated this is only what can save the federal government from defeat both locally and internationally.
Recall that in an interview with Channels Television aired on Wednesday night, Buhari had asked IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu to defend himself in court for spreading false information about Nigeria when he was in the United Kingdom.
This is coming after a former Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi led some Igbo leaders to visit the President for the unconditional release of the IPOB leader on November 19, 2021.
Buhari had during the visit told the delegation that he would not want to interfere in the running of the judiciary but said he would consider their ‘heavy’ demand.
But speaking to Channels Television, the president insisted that he would not interfere in any judicial process.
“One of the things I promised myself is never to interfere with the jobs of the judiciary. I have given him (Kanu) the opportunity to defend himself.
“Kanu has been insulting us. He has been given incorrect figures and comments against us. He needs to account for what he did,” the president said.
Reacting in a statement on Sunday, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful asked the president to unconditionally release its leader.
He warned Buhari not be be deceived by “the fake information about them” to avoid making mistake that may affect Nigeria.
IPOB said; “Federal government should not be deceived by blacklegs and sacked members of the Movement who are feeding it with fake information about IPOB and ESN outfit for pecuniary interests”.
“We want to tell Buhari and his cohorts that he is going to make a mistake capable of affecting Nigeria should he fail to release Nnamdi Kanu because those he had meeting with were not giving him correct information about IPOB and ESN outfit.
“Why should the federal government be releasing bandits and terrorists wrecking havoc across the country but fail to release freedom seekers.”
The group added; “Nevertheless, Federal Government and Buhari should understand that Nnamdi Kanu is capable of defending himself in the court.
“But Buhari and his government must be careful, neutral and allow the court to flow freely because, they have no case against our leader Nnamdi Kanu. If they have case against him, let them come straight to the court not from the backdoor.
“Nnamdi KANU and IPOB will defeat them both local and international court, the only thing that can save him is referendum date for the people of Biafra because the world is keenly watching.”
“Nobody can defeat ESN and IPOB. We will fight for the struggle for freedom of Biafra till the last man. Biafra restoration is a divine mandate and nobody can scuttle it,” the group concluded.
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