Indigenous Peoples of Biafra on Tuesday warned the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Anambra State, Andy Uba, to desist from dragging them into partisan politics.
The group said this in its reaction to a statement credited to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Anambra, Andy Ubah, who said he had consulted with IPOB leadership about the election.
IPOB reiterated that the group and members are not interested in the Nigerian politics and politicians should stop associating themselves with the group.
IPOB stated this in a statement by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, which was obtained by SaharaReporters on Monday.
The statement reads, “The attention of the Indigenous People of the Biafra has been drawn to the laughable and disgraceful statement credited to the governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the Anambra election, Andy Uba that he met with IPOB members to discuss the forthcoming governorship poll.
“We therefore, want to make it categorically clear that Andy Uba met nobody in IPOB. IPOB has no interest in the election, and could not have met with Andy Uba or anybody or politician for that matter to discuss anything partaining 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.
“IPOB has no time for political desperados whose only interest is their pocket. How could we have granted audience to Andy Uba who has never issued common press statement against killings by Fulani herdsmen? What has Andy Uba done since our leader was abducted to seek his release? It’s now that Andy Uba is involved in Anambra election that he knows he can engage IPOB?
“We challenge Andy Uba to disclose the IPOB members he met with. Again, we won’t tolerate the use of IPOB’s name for any scam. We caution politicians to stop associating IPOB with their dirty politics. Our mandate is to restore Biafra and we will not be distracted from that objective for whatever reason.”