The Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) has responded to a press release by an Ijaw chief and elder statesman, Pa Edwin Clark that the South-South area can’t be a part of Biafra.
IPOB acknowledged that Clark is irrelevant within the operations of Nigeria and lacks the affect to talk for the individuals of Niger-Delta area.
The group additional described the Ijaw chief as a saboteur and traitor, including that he betrayed former President Goodluck Jonathan, simply as he betrayed Igbo individuals throughout Biafra/Civil Warfare within the nation from 1967 to 1970.
This was contained in a press release by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Highly effective and obtained by SaharaReporters on Friday.
Clark, on Monday, whereas granting an interview to BBC Pidgin stated, “To me, IPOB isn’t pursuing the best factor. So, they’ve grievance, however going about it wrongly. How can Delta be a part of Biafra? In what manner? Is Biafra older or larger than Delta? How can Rivers State or Akwa Ibom grow to be a part of Biafra? They’re dreaming for nonetheless occupied with the Jap Area of these days.”
In its response, IPOB stated, “The eye of the worldwide household of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our nice chief, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has come throughout a press release credited to Edwin Clerk throughout his BBC Pidgin English interview, the place he stated that Niger Delta isn’t a part of Biafra. We’re disenchanted by such a press release coming from a supposed elder statesman like Edwin Clark.
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“Although he betrayed Biafra in the course of the conflict of 1967-1970 towards his brothers and sisters in and immediately, the place is Edwin Clark within the scheme of issues in Nigeria, solely the month-to-month wage Fulani slavemasters positioned him for betraying his individuals then.
“Biafra will come Edwin Clark will fail in his betrayal wage getting from the enemy (sic) and on the blood of his individuals however he should know that he can not cease Biafra together with his inconsequential utterances can not cease as a result of he was paid to take action.
“We all know his job and DNA is betrayal and sabotage even he sabotaged his brother former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as president of Nigeria. He all the time takes sabotage and betrayal as norms. It’s unbelievable and unlucky he continues doing this till youthful generations knew that it’s his hubby.
“The likes of Edwin Clark are the rationale Biafra is being handled as slaves in their very own area immediately. A person on the age of Edwin Clark is meant to not be economical with the reality or deceive the younger era due to parochial curiosity.”
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Within the assertion entitled, ‘Edwin Clark Is A Spent Drive That Lacks The Mandate To Converse For The Individuals Of Niger Delta’, the separatist group reminded Clark that an Izon man from South-South instructed the identify Biafra to the late Normal Emeka Ojukwu.
The group reiterated that Biafra will break manner from Nigeria, and Clark and people who want to stick with Nigeria have the best to take action however acknowledged that the nonagenarian can not converse for the individuals of the South-South.
“It’s too appalling that Edwin Clark doesn’t know that those that personal Biafra are these he known as South-South or Niger-Delta because the case could also be. How immediately Edwin Clark has forgotten that it was an Izon man who introduced the identify ‘Biafra’ to the desk for approval which Ojukwu and his Jap Consultative Meeting authorised with out hesitation or debate!
“Edwin Clark ought to know that IPOB, led by our nice chief Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, didn’t drive any clan to hitch Biafra but when his group, clan and tribe refuse to hitch Biafra by way of a referendum on the proper time, mustn’t blame anyone for his or her destiny in Nigeria.
“By the point Biafra will exit Nigeria by way of a referendum, any clan within the so-called Niger Delta that refuses to be liberated from the Nigerian bondage ought to get able to serve the Fulani as slaves without end.
“We, nevertheless, know that Edwin Clark isn’t talking for thousands and thousands of Niger Delta youths, women and men earnestly craving for his or her liberation from the Nigerian bondage. He’s solely talking for his Fulani slavemasters however very quickly he’ll uncover that he’s a Normal with out foot troopers.
“Biafra will come in the course of the lifetime of Edwin Clark, and he’ll spend the stability of his life in regrets. His household will disappoint him throughout a referendum for Biafra freedom,” the assertion added.
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