Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has denied accusations that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are a terrorist organization.
Obi claimed that the IPOB members who live close to him do not pose a threat to the nation during an interview with Channels Television.
He said, “The only thing I disagree with is naming IPOB terrorist; they are not terrorists. Those who took the decision may have information that I don’t have.
“I stay in Onitsha, and I can tell you that they are people. I pass them on the road every day.
“I meet and live with them; in fact, I usually see people gathering, and I have never had the sense of threat or molestation from them, even when they gather,” he said.
Obi maintained that IPOB members are not terrorists.
Recall that the Nigerian government had proscribed IPOB following the secessionist agitation actualization of Biafra.
Meanwhile, the IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s suit against the Federal Government has been fixed for October 27 for judgement by the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State.
Kanu in the suit filed on his behalf by his Special Counsel, Mr Aloy Ejimakor, is challenging his extraordinary rendition from Kenya by the agents of the Federal Government.