Following the recent comments by Nnamdi Kanu dissociating himself from the activities of The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), The Niger Delta Group yesterday described as scam the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The group maintained that the ‘Biafra republic’ struggle was a mere business venture that is setup to deceive the people of the South East.
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A statement released by the Spokesperson of the group, Jomo Gbomo, on Monday disclosed that IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu, has agreed secretly to renounce his involvement in the Biafra struggle in exchange for his freedom from prison.
It disclosed further that the Federal Government and MEND want Kanu to prove his sincerity by publicly renouncing his membership of the secessionist struggle as part of efforts to resolve the Niger Delta militancy which has wreaked havoc on oil facilities.
Jomo Gbomo said:
“The attention of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has been drawn to the recent spate of hypocritical and provocative statements issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, which purport to dissociate IPOB/Kanu from some of the concessions which have so far been secured by MEND in the ongoing talks aimed at resolving the current Niger Delta crisis between the Federal Government and MEND.
“MEND hereby uses this opportunity to inform the entire world that following the group’s ongoing negotiations with the Federal Government, Nnamdi Kanu has made it clear that he is willing to renounce Biafra in secret in exchange for his freedom.”
“MEND and the Federal Government have however, flatly rejected the IPOB/Kanu hypocrisy to remain defiant in public while accepting to secretly renounce secession.”