David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) over its comments against former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani Kayode, and Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose.
IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful, said the group has been watching with keen interest how The Forum and their sponsors have been attacking Fani-Kayode and Fayose.
It said IPOB would not fold its arms and watch AYF attack Fani-Kayode for speaking the truth about the hatred President Muhammadu Buhari has shown Ndigbo.
Part of the release which was made available to THISDAY in Awka stated that â€œIPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not fold their arms and watch a sponsored group like AYF insult Fani-Kayode or any southerner be you from Southeast, South South or South West who stand against the injustice inflicted on the citizens by the northern oligarchy.
â€œThe attack on Fani-Kayode and Fayose by some sponsored groups and youths from the northern part of Nigeria is a clear indication that the youths in Arewa land are brainwashed totally by their politicians irrespective of their suffering in that part of the country.
â€œTherefore, we in IPOB want to let the world know that we are in full support of the brave and outspoken men like Fani-Kayode, Fayose and those who stand their ground without fear or favour to speak out against the northern Nigeria injustice. These men deserve the respect of all not condemnation because they stand for justice and equity.â€
The group further stated: â€œLet it be noted by all in Nigeria that IPOB led by Kanu and Biafrans are not cowards to the antics of the North and itâ€™s agents like the paid gangs of AYF and other groups in the North who were brainwashed by northern politicians since the creation of this contraption called Nigeria.â€