The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has warned the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Kalu, to desist from using the predicament of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kalu, to pursue political interest.
IPOB made this known in a statement issued by its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, on Wednesday.
Recall that Kalu has been in the news championing the release of the IPOB leader who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The federal lawmaker, speaking with journalists in his Bende country home on Sunday, said only a non-kinetic approach can restore peace in the South-East region.
He said, “We, therefore, plead with our brothers in the bush to lay down their arms. Through PISE-P, we are creating a platform that will calm the nerves that have been agitated.
To get Kanu released is not about how much you talk about it in the pages of the newspapers or television, it needs strategic thinking and strategic steps to get it done.
“Wars are settled on round table. Time for peace has come, and we must embrace it. Time has come for Ndigbo to join the centre stage of national leadership.”
Reacting, IPOB said, “We advise Hon. Benjamin Kalu to refrain from using IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s political persecution for his selfish political interest. We have gone past the stage of political games and gimmicks.”
“IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has become a daily song for the APC stooges and political jobbers who do not have any genuine interest in IPOB struggle nor on the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the Federal government’s persecution and illegal detention.
“Hon. Kalu has found something of relevance to keep making headlines on the pages of Nigerian newspapers.
We wish to let him know that we are aware of his antics and gimmicks towards Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.”
The Kanu-led organisation stated further that, “It is pathetic that some self-serving Igbo politicians are bent on destroying IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, while other politicians from other zones are empowering their political agitation groups.”
even terrorist groups used to overrun and conquer territories for their purposes. If not for IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, many Southeastern villages would have been occupied by terrorists.”
Those who perpetuate crime with the name of IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should understand that there will be consequences,” it added.