We won’t tolerate insults on Kanu over sit-at-home suspension – IPOB
Pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has denied alleged compromise or betrayal of the struggle by its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, over the suspension of the earlier announced Monday’s weekly sit-at-home across the Southeast.
It also regretted the ‘barrage of insults’ rained on its leadership over the adjustment, warning that such would not be tolerated.
In a statement from its media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB explained that the adjustment by its directorate of state, DOS, followed direct order from the highest authority in its hierarchy.
It described as embarrassing and unfortunate the derogatory attacks on its leadership over the decision, stressing that those that misconstrued the action or twisted it for ulterior motives had lost focus of the struggle’s ultimate objective.
The statement read in part, “We want to make it clear to all that the adjustment by the directorate of state, DOS, was, in fact, as a result of a direct order from the highest authority in IPOB hierarchy and does not, in any way, suggest compromise or betrayal of the struggle as being insinuated by some uninformed fellows and agents of provocateur.
“Those trying to misconstrue the action of DOS or twist it for ulterior motives may have lost focus of the ultimate objective of the struggle. The derogatory attacks on DOS and leadership over this strategic decision are not only embarrassing but very unfortunate.
“How can anyone, in his/her wildest imagination, contemplate that the DOS can take any action that will or be induced by anybody to sabotage the Biafran struggle? This great IPOB worldwide family, has an undisputable leader in the person of leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his order is final. The Directorate of State cannot in good conscience wilfully disobey our leader’s order and at the same time expect Biafrans to obey instructions emanating from the DOS.
“The DOS does not mind being insulted by Biafrans, but one thing that needs to be made clear to IPOB family members worldwide, friends and detractors alike is that the Directorate of State of the Indigenous People of Biafra cannot, by any stretch of imagination, be compelled or bamboozled into disregarding or disobeying a direct order from our leader.
“The adjustment of the sit-at-home is sacrosanct because the order of leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be implemented fully. Biafrans and residents of Biafra land are, therefore, free to go about their legitimate businesses every Monday without fear, intimidation or molestation by anybody. Sit-at-home will be observed only on days our leader will appear in court, and on such other days our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will give the order.
“Our diaspora family all over the world must focus on the protest going on in British High Commissions and Kenya embassies all over the world because it’s yielding good results. We want them to intensify protests in the diaspora; we commend them for that. Kenya government and British government are getting the heat of their actions and must not go scot free for (the) illegal and extraordinary rendition of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to Nigeria.