IPOB faults Buhari’s stance on Nigeria’s unity

As President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s recent declaration that Nigeria’s unity is non-negotiable continues to generate mixed reactions, the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has faulted the President’s position.

In its reaction to Buhari’s comments, IPOB said that it showed that the President is not totally aware of the situation of things in the country.

IPOB’s Media and Pub­licity Officer, Emma Pow­erful, who issued the state­ment, described Buhari’s comment as “most unfortu­nate and self-serving”, add­ing that no part of Nigeria wants to continue with the “ forced political marriage called amalgamation.”

Powerful said: “It is un­fortunate that somebody in that office cannot ascertain that the situation in the country calls for the renego­tiation of its unity. The colo­nial masters amalgamated the northern and southern protectorates without con­sultation in 1914 and now no section of the country wants to stay with the oth­er.”

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