A former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe has expressed that the cancellation by the Indigenous People of Biafra, of its planned one-week sit-at-home in the South-East, had proved the group was not a terrorist organisation.
He explained that the decision of IPOB to cancel the one-week sit-at-home was indicative of the fact that it believed in the principle of justice, equity and self-determination, for its people.
Okupe stated this in a statement he personally signed, a copy of which was made available to newsmen on Friday.
He said, “It was heartwarming to learn that IPOB cancelled the Sit-At-Home order, which would have put a lot of uncertainties on the Anambra State governorship elections.
“This decision of IPOB is a very reasonable one coming from an organisation, whose major concern is justice, equity and self-determination for its people.
“By this singular act of compassionate and progressive civility in furtherance of our democracy, IPOB, to my mind, has proved unequivocally that it is not a terrorist organisation, rather it is one that can be called to a round table to reason with.
“I wish to appeal to all peace-loving Nigerians to add their voices to persuade our government to show magnanimity and make this all-important move now! Peace talks and sincere negotiations can resolve in weeks, what violence, war and its attendant bloodshed may not achieve in several years.
“May God help and guide our leaders to lead us alright, in Jesus Name. Long live the federal Republic of Nigeria.”
via: Information Nigeria