The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has described insinuation by some Northern Elders that President Muhammadu Buhari would handover power to an Igbo President in 2019 as a mere distraction. The IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful speaking to journalists on Wednesday said, the group is no longer interested in the affairs of Nigeria.
The IPOB said, all it wants is the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu from detention and secession of Biafra from Nigeria. Powerful recalled that politics of compensation was played during the June 12, 1993 saga when the Yorubas were compensated with Obasanjo presidency in place of M.K.O. Abiola’s annulled election, just as President Buhari was compensated because of Boko Haram insurgency. He, however, said Igbo is not interested in such politics of compensation.