From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu, has commended apex Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Yoruba Elders Council (YEC) and other leaders from the South West, for condemning Operation Python Dance II in the South-East.
The group said the collective and individual condemnation, to suppress legitimate agitation for freedom, through intimidation and slaughter of the innocent, has earned Afenifere and other elders an enduring legacy which history would never forget.
IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful said the Yoruba groups rose up to condemn the evil and “well-oiled propaganda machinery that seeks to turn the truth upside down and make us believe that light is now darkness and darkness light.
“This rare courage and forthrightness in coming forth, to speak up in defence of freedom of speech, expression, association and recognition that IPOB is not a terrorist organisation, has contributed in convincing humanity that agitation for freedom within Nigeria, including the right to self-determination, is not a crime.
“We also commend men and women of good conscience, from across all ethnic divides in Nigeria and across the globe that condemned the campaign against innocent civilian populations across Biafraland.
“With this public display of courage, we are hopeful that many more courageous men and women across West Africa and Africa, in general, will rise up against this tyranny and oppression in black Africa, as other races have managed to do.
“With this, IPOB worldwide will remain steadfast and committed to the pursuit of the finest ideals of liberation to set free all oppressed and marginalised people in Nigeria and beyond.
“We must all stand firm now because ultimately, power belongs to the people,” Powerful said. (The Sun)