The Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, has announced that there is no Biafra without Nnamdi Kanu as its chief.
IPOB made the declaration in response to the establishment of a Biafra government by Asari Dokubo, a former rebel warlord.
In an interview with Dailypost, IPOB spokesman Emma Powerful insisted that Kanu was still important in the drive to realise Biafra.
When asked whether Nnamdi Kanu remains important in light of Asari’s announcement, Powerful said, “Use your tongue and count your teeth, asking if our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is still relevant is like asking if Nigeria is in Africa.”
“Even you know that there is no Biafra without IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu. No matter whatever anybody forms or claims, the Biafra story cannot be complete without Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.
“The both are like the engine and tyres of a vehicle without which there will be no movement despite the functions of other parts of the vehicle.”
Asari, leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Salvation Force had announced himself as the leader of the new Biafra Customary Government.
The government was announced with names of some leaders by one Uche Mefor, who claimed to be its head of information and communications.