The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has disagreed with Southeast leaders over the purported endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi for 2019 Presidential election.
In a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group noted that there was no concrete, written and sealed agreement of what Atiku will do for Ndigbo before he was endorsed by the southeast leaders.
The outlawed group described as “premature, the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar by a few Igbo men that gathered in Enugu on Wednesday,” adding that “for 40 years, similar endorsements had been going on without anything to show for them.”
IPOB noted that: “This practice of endorsement of presidential candidates without any concrete binding agreement has been going on for 40 years with absolutely nothing to show for it. Politics has come to an end for IPOB members though.
“Those that once screamed, ‘no restructuring, no election’ to endear themselves to IPOB now seem to have been bought over with cash and promise of political appointments for their children.
“Such inconsistencies, lack of morally upright stance on critical issues pertaining to our survival as a race, have over the years, led to the enslavement of our people for the enrichment of a few men and their families,” the statement read.