The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday kicked against restructuring saying that the group was only interested in the realization of the Biafran dream.
The group, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, said:
“We, the Indigenous People of Biafra, are not interested in whatever structural reforms the government of Nigeria wishes to undertake because the key tenet of democracy, which is public debate and vote on a crucial matter, is conspicuously lacking in their approach and proposal for State Police.
Our primary interest remains the full restoration of the full sovereignty of the nation of Biafra and nothing more.Anything short of a referendum to ascertain the wishes of the people is dead on arrival for us.We are democrats by genetic disposition, which means that our belief that power resides with the people is sacrosanct.”
Mr. Powerful also commented on the state policing system, saying, “Even the most unintelligent person knows that this state police proposal is a key component, if not the central plank, of report on restructuring by the APC committee appointed by the presidency.
“It is a calculated fraud designed to buy time and confuse the gullible.” Powerful said.