BIAFRA UPDATE! THE IGBOS HAVE NOT MANDATED ANYONE OR GROUP TO NEGOTIATE WITH FG – ARTHUR NWANKWO

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BIAFRA UPDATE! THE IGBOS HAVE NOT MANDATED ANYONE OR GROUP TO NEGOTIATE WITH FG – ARTHUR NWANKWO

 

The Chancellor of the Eastern Mandate Union, EMU, Dr Arthur Nwankwo, has declared that the South-East has not mandated any group to enter into any form of negotiation with the Federal Government in other to end the struggle for Biafra.

 

Nwankwo stated this while dismissing reports linking him to the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, breakaway group, the Reformed Indigenous People of Biafra, RE-IPOB.

 

RE-IPOB had named him among other prominent Nigerians to negotiation with the Federal Government.

 

The breakaway group had registered its interest to denounce the struggle for the actualisation of Biafra and to negotiate with the Federal Government.

 

However, Nwankwo in a statement said though he backed the call for restructuring of the country, but he had nothing to do with the splinter group.

 

According to Nwankwo, ”The statement credited to an amorphous breakaway group from the IPOB called RE-IPOB, gave the impression that I am in league with it. I consider the association of my name to this type of self-serving group absolutely scandalous, ridiculous and totally unacceptable. I have nothing whatsoever to do with the group or any other group for that matter.

 

”My position on the state of Nigeria is not ambiguous. I have relentlessly canvassed a thorough-going restructuring of this country; where all the ethnic nationalities in Nigeria would come to a round table to negotiate their existence.

 

”The Igbo nation has not mandated any person or group to negotiate for it. I therefore dissociate myself completely from RE-IPOB and demand an immediate retraction of my name from their press release to avoid unpleasant consequences.”

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