IPOB Warns Osibanjo
The indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) have condemned the statement credited to the acting President of Nigeria, Yemi Osibanjo, who said that Biafra agitators are in violation of the provisions of the 1999 Constitution.
The Nnamdi Kanu led group said this in a statement released on Tuesday.
“It is very shameful that a professor of law cannot situate the Nigeria constitution within the context and meaning of the right to self determination as recognised in international law.
“Somebody should please draw the attention of Professor Yemi Osibanjo to the provisions of the Africa Charter on Human and Peoples Rights which Nigeria ratified and went ahead to domesticate into her local laws.
“How can a professor of law threaten jail term for those exercising their right to self determination under laws adopted and ratified by Nigeria? This confirms again the widely held view that legal practice in Nigeria is one almighty joke. “ the statement read in part.’
IPOB warned Osinbajo that if he continued to use threatening language when addressing IPOB he will fail as they are ready to go to prison for their beliefs.
The group also advised the government to build more detention centers as they will not stop until a date for referendum on the question of Biafra is announced.
“IPOB is not asking for war, rather what we are asking for is self-determination and the only way to achieve that is through the internationally recognized instrument of referendum or plebiscite.” The statement concluded.