Adedayo Akimwale in Abuja
A group under the aegis of Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC) TuesdayÂ described the statement credited to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was weak and incompetent as disrespectful and unfortunate.
The group said bringing Jonathan into Biafra issues in such a manner would not help or give credence to its deep-rooted rancour, while it earned Kanu to desist from linking a honourable man like Jonathan into his â€œdirectionless agitation.â€
The National President of the group, Dr. Laguo Gilbert, in a statement signed yesterday in Abuja, said Kanuâ€™s statement was most unfortunate, radical and therefore advised the public to disregard them.
He stated: â€œSuch radical statements remain one of the reasons why the IPOB agitation lacks its required substance.
â€œThe OBYC however advises Kanu to learn from the mistakes made by the group in the past and its predecessor, as this will be necessary to implement its vision.
â€œBringing former President Jonathan into its issues in such a disrespectful manner will neither help nor give credence to its rancour. OBYC therefore warns Kanu to desist forthwith from linking a man of honour like Jonathan into his directionless agitation,â€ Gilbert added.
Recall that the Kanu had reportedly chided the former president for not completing the East-West road and for doing nothing for his people.
Kanu was quoted to have said that, â€œI love Yarâ€™Adua and Shehu Shagari, Patience Jonathan would have made a better President than Goodluck.â€