Vanguard reports that Chief Ifeatu Obi-Okoye, who is the national publicity secretary of the party said in Awka, Anambra state that the annoyance of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) was based on the perceived ill treatment of the Igbos. Founder Radio Biafra Nnamdi Kalu, has asked a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja to set aside an order earlier granted to operatives of the State Security Service to detain him for 90 days pending investigation for alleged terrorism by the Federal Government. Spokesman of the IPOB, Emma Powerful who spoke to newsmen Wednesday on the issue, said those flying the kite of Igbo presidency in 2019 were merely trying to make the agitators stop their protests.
The group, while describing it as a political gimmick framed out to distract Ndigbo fighting for the actualization of their beloved Biafra, affirmed that they were not interested in ruling Nigeria any longer. The statement read: “We have chose to halt our demonstration, protest to pave way for the much published dialogue on Nnamdi Kanu’s release”. Our withdrawal from the major cities of Biafraland is not out of cowardice, but to prove maturity, professionalism as a decent self-determined group.
The federal government, however filed a counter-affidavit, explaining why he will not been released, despite the clear orders of the court. We shall continue with our non violence self determination on Biafra. MASSOB and IPOB will never relent in the agitation for the actualisation of Biafra. We condemn the stupidity, sabotage statement of Ralph Uwazuruike that IPOB, MASSOB introduced violence to Biafra struggle. “And at a time like this when we are hoping for referendum on the issue of Biafara, the same people they want to liberate may vote against realisation of the sovereign state of Biafara due to the hardship they had suffered under (IPOB’s) reign of violence”, Uwazuruike said. The women, who wore Biafra emblems and tops, engraved with Kanu’s portrait, vowed to take a more drastic action, if Kanu was not released. Tri-County Sun Times http://thevillagessuntimes.com/2015/12/10/nnamdi-kalu-asks-court-to-quash-detention-order.