CHUKWUJEKWU ILOZUE, AWKA
The Indigenous People of the Biafra (IPOB) has denied alleged claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Andy Uba that he talked with its leadership, saying it has no interest in the Nigerian politics.
It described as laughable and disgraceful statement credited to Uba that he met with IPOB members to discuss the forthcoming governorship poll.
In a statement signed by its media and publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, the group said Uba did not meet with any of its leaders and they are not ready to meet him.
It said: “IPOB could not have met with Andy Uba or anybody or politician for that matter to discuss anything pertaining to election.
“Andy Uba and his likes should leave IPOB out of their politics. Again, Andy Uba could not have possibly accessed the leadership of IPOB. He should therefore stop using IPOB to get cheap popularity”.
The group said it cannot grant audience to Uba or any person for that matter who has no sympathy for its course, or against killings by Fulani herdsmen.
It challenge him to disclose the IPOB members he met to validate his claims. It warned that it won’t tolerate the use of IPOB’s name for dubious means.
It warned further: “We caution politicians to stop associating IPOB with their dirty politics. We have no interest in the Nigerian politics.
“Our mandate is to restore Biafra and we will not be distracted from that objective for whatever reason.”