It noted that “if Peter Obi knows IPOB and its aims and objectives, he wouldn’t have come out in the first place to contest to waste his wealth and vast knowledge.”
The IPOB in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, on Wednesday said that Gumi did not understand that Obi’s presidential ambition had nothing to do with its resolve to pursue the freedom and actualisation of the Biafran Nation.
IPOB said, “The attention of the global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the command and leadership of our great leader Mazi Nnamdi KANU has been drawn to unguarded statements from Sheikh Gumi alleging that IPOB agitation has slowed down in the South Eastern Region since Peter Obi picked up the tickets from Labour Party for presidential race in Nigeria.
“Sheikh Gumi must understand that IPOB is not in the same page with him and his terrorist cohorts ravaging the North and beyond.
“We understand that some unscrupulous elements in Nigeria, especially Fulani elements, were thinking that Peter Obi who is among those running the race to become Nigerian President would affect us or change our decisions to pursue the freedom of our dear nation, Biafra. We have covered the most rocky part in this struggle and no doubt that freedom of Biafra is certain.