(L to R) President Buhari & Odumegwu Ojukwu
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday disowned Nigeria’s President, General Muhammadu Buhari, on his statement that late Biafran leader, General Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, agreed with him on one indivisible entity called Nigeria.
IPOB in a statement made in Awka by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said the statement was unverified, adding that it was comical, according to a Breaking Times report.
The IPOB statement reads: ‘’We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leadership worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the prophet of our time, wish to bring to the attention of Nigerians and the world at large, the unfounded statement credited to the Nigerian president, Muhammdu Buhari during his latest comical nationwide broadcast about discussions he had with the late Biafran leader, General Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, in 2003 at his home town in Daura, Katsina State about Nigeria remaining one.
“Muhammadu Buhari claimed in his three minutes broadcast that the late Biafran General and war leader Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu gave him assurances that Nigeria must remain one indivisible entity. In Buhari’s view, his unverified, unsubstantiated discussions with Ojukwu in his Daura village means that we Indigenous People of Biafra cannot demand for our inalienable right under the principles of self-determination in order to seek our exit from the fraudulent British manufactured colony we know today as Nigeria.