Successionist group, The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have lambasted some Igbo leaders whom they refer to as ”desperate politicians” pushing for an Igbo man to emerge as President in 2023.

According to the group, the ”begging posture” of the Southeast leaders could make Ndigbo the laughing stock of Northerners.

In a statement issued by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, it argued that it makes no sense to be desperate for a power shift in 2023, while IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is still in detention.

The statement reads;

“The attention of IPOB has been drawn to the unpatriotic moves by some unreliable elders in Biafraland who are begging the Alamajiri elders for President of Nigeria from Igbo stock in 2023.

We want to make it categorically clear to desperate Igbo politicians that IPOB is not looking for any Nigerian President of Igbo extraction under the present contraption called Nigeria.

Again, IPOB will not be a party to their begging and fawning for a transient political office at the detriment of our freedom. They must understand that our singular concern is Kanu’s unconditional release. If our elders think they can use IPOB and Kanu to bargain their way to political office, they are in for the shock of their life”.

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