Breaking: Finally, IPOB reveals sponsors
By Joy Abalaka://
The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB on Tuesday said that its supporters “home and abroad remain the source of our sponsorship”.
This was disclosed in a statement made available to journalists by its Publicity Secretary who has the pseudonym, Emma Powerful.
According to the statement, “For the umpteenth time, no single individual can sponsor IPOB. We are a global movement and millions of our family members’ home and abroad remain the source of our sponsorship.
“We have never hidden this fact because we are not a secret or terror organisation. IPOB is well grounded and we don’t need any Okorocha, Uche Nwosu or Hope Uzodinma or any politician for that matter to sponsor us. We have no dealings with corrupt politicians and people with questionable source of wealth,” IPOB said.
It has been reported that IPOB is a separatist organization in Nigeria whose main aim is to restore an independent state of Biafra in the Old Eastern Region of Nigeria, comprising mainly today’s South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria; through an independence referendum.
The group was founded in 2012 by Nnamdi Kanu, a British Nigerian political activist known for his prominent advocacy of the contemporary Biafran independence movement.