The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday told South East governors, political leaders as well as those who claim to be Igbo and non Igbo elder statesmen to emulate Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State for being outspoken and condemning the killing of non violent Biafran agitators.
In a statement signed by IPOB Media and Publicity Officer Mr. Emma Powerful, the group said responsible Nigerians should prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to do the right thing by releasing its leader and Director of Radio Biafra.
IPOB said “it has high esteem for Governor Fayose, who has shown that he is the only detribalized politician after the late Owelle of Onitsha Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, that is still living and does not play politics with the lives of any citizen of Nigeria.”
“We are telling the people of Ekiti state that they have a son in whom the Biafrans and IPOB and other Biafra agitators are well pleased with, this is not because he condemned the Federal Government of Nigeria for killing IPOB other Biafran and non Biafran agitators, but because he equally condemned the killing by Fulani herdsmen in Agatu in Benue and Nimbo in Enugu States and others.
“He has equally stood tall by single handily and constructively criticizing the All Progressive Congress, APC, government in all their irresponsible and anti Nigeria’s policies when his party members and other Nigerian politicians have been afraid and intimidated not to talk for fear of being arrested for one alleged corrupt act or the other”, he said.