President Muhammadu Buhari is accused by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) of harboring animosity for the Igbo population of the nation.
Along with intimidating its members, it also charged Buhari and the administration with intervening in a court case against its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Therefore, the organization urged the President to put an end to the public demonstration of ignorance and hostility toward the Igbo people.
The accusation was made by IPOB in a statement released on Friday by its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in response to President Buhari’s allegations that Nnamdi Kanu had jumped bail in 2017 and may do so again if given a new bond.
The IPOB statement, according to Anaedoonline.ng, was made after President Buhari ruled out any quick prospects of releasing Nnamdi Kanu, the head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group that has been outlawed.
At the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda, Kanu must account for all of his statements against the Nigerian government, according to Buhari, who was speaking with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the time.
In a statement headlined “Buhari and Presidency cease exhibiting their ignorance and hatred towards Ndigbo to the world,” Powerful responded to the Nigerian president’s stance by denouncing his statements and urging the international community to reject them.
The IPOB statement reads in part: “Also, the presidency always releases statements accusing and blaming IPOB of all manner of crimes both real and imagined. The latest of the intimidating tactics of the Nigerian government was the shameless and stupid accusation from the impostor in Aso Rock to the effect that IPOB is engaged in the destruction of oil pipelines across Nigeria and this again few days to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s court date.
“Is it not the same Buhari that said the government will not interfere in a subject matter before the court the one now making prejudicial statements to intimidate the Judge. The international community and Foreign Government should closely monitor the utterances from Nigeria’s Presidency which are obviously aimed at gravely interfering with the judicial process. Can Buhari be a Judge in his own court? Time shall tell.
“If this matter is further adjourned, Southeast politicians and elites need to be more cautious of their security, and possibly, they employ private/personal security because they may fall victim to these state-sponsored killings, aimed at intimidating the Court from releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Buhari is still making frivolous statements about Mazi Nnamdi Kanu accusing him of jumping bail in 2017 in far away Kigali Rwanda where the commonwealth head of governments meeting is holding. The UK prime minister Boris Johnson and other reputable world leaders should tell Buhari to stop interfering in Mazi Nnamdi KANU’s court case and stop intimidating judges handling IPOB matters.
“By openly shamelessly and wickedly lobbying the international community to designate IPOB a terror group while actively encouraging the mayhem, destruction and killings being perpetrated by Fulani terrorist Herdsmen, the Buhari Fulani government has betrayed and exposed its true agenda which is to destroy the only bulwark standing on the way of the Fulani agenda of total fulanization and Islamization of Southern Nigeria and the Middle Belt of Nigeria.”
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