The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said it is not against the demand for the restructuring of Nigeria.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State on Monday, the Media and Publicity Secretary of the secessionist group, Emma Powerful, said its major demand was for a referendum to decide the fate of Biafra in Nigeria.
He called on the Federal Government to set a date for a referendum to decide whether ‘Biafra’ will continue existing as a part of Nigeria or not.
Powerful said, “Nigeria government must bear one thing in mind, IPOB is not fighting restructuring. We are not against restructuring but our demand is not restructuring.
“Our demand is restoration of Biafra State. All we need is a date for referendum to decide whether or not we want to continue with this forced marriage (Nigeria).
“Those who think Nigeria is ready for restructuring may have to think again. Those benefiting from the current lop-sidedness have made restructuring impossible. They are unlikely to heed the clamour for restructuring.
“But for us, the only thing that can make us slow down a little is government giving us date for referendum. Restoration of the Sovereign State of Biafra is a divine mandate.”
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