The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra on Friday said it has no plans to operate under a new name as a result of its proscription by the Federal Government. IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful, in a statement, declared that the group would not change its name.
Powerful alleged that the Federal Government in company with the South-East Governors Forum and the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have paid some unnamed individuals to float another pro-Biafra group, supposedly to replace IPOB. According to him, the alleged plot is meant to create the impression that IPOB was no more. He insisted that IPOB was still active, despite its proscription.
The statement reads, “We the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leadership worldwide under the command and leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the prophet our time, wish to bring to the attention of Biafrans and the world at large that IPOB has never and will never change name because of kangaroo and black market order obtained from a Federal High Court Abuja.