The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has berated elder statesman, Edwin Clark, for excluding the Niger Delta in Biafra Republic.
Recall the Clark had in an interview with BBC pidgin opposed the inclusion of the South-South region in Biafra by IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The elder statement added that the proscribed group and its leader are dreaming over its inclusion of the Niger Delta region in Biafra Republic.
He had said: “How can Delta be part of Biafra? In what way? Is Biafra older or bigger than Delta?
“How can Rivers State or Akwa Ibom become part of Biafra? They are dreaming for still thinking about the Eastern Region of those days.”
But in a statement on Friday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB said that Clark is not speaking for millions of Niger Delta people earnestly yearning for their liberation from the Nigerian bondage.
The statement reads: “It’s too appalling that Edwin Clark doesn’t know that those who own Biafra are those he referred to as South-South or Niger Delta as the case may be. How suddenly Edwin Clark has forgotten that it was an Izon man who brought the name ‘Biafra’ to the table for approval which Ojukwu and his Eastern Consultative Assembly approved without hesitation or debate!” the group said.
“Edwin Clark should know that IPOB led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu did not force any clan to join Biafra. But if his community, clan and tribe refuse to join Biafra through referendum at the right time, they should not blame anybody for their fate in Nigeria. By the time Biafra will exit Nigeria through a referendum, any clan in the so-called Niger Delta that refuses to be liberated from the Nigerian bondage should get ready to serve the Fulani as slaves forever
“We, however, know that Edwin Clark is not speaking for millions of Niger Delta youths, men and women…