The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused Ijaw leader and elder statesman, Edwin Clark, of sabotaging the President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration, saying ‘his job and DNA is betrayal’.
IPOB spokesman, Comrade Emma Powerful said this in a statement on Friday while reacting to Edwin Clark’s comment that the Niger Delta cannot be part of Biafra.
Comrade Powerful described the Ijaw leader as a saboteur and traitor who betrayed former President Jonathan the way he betrayed Igbo people during Biafra War that ran from 1967 to 1970.
While granting an interview to BBC Pidgin on Monday, Clark had said:
“To me, IPOB is not pursuing the right thing. So, they have a good complaint, but going about it wrongly.
“How can Delta be part of Biafra? In what way? Is Biafra older or bigger than Delta?
“How can Rivers State or Akwa Ibom become part of Biafra? They are dreaming for still thinking about the Eastern Region of those days.”
Reacting in a statement titled “Edwin Clark is a spent force that lacks the mandate to speak for the people of Niger Delta“, IPOB said:
“The attention of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has come across a statement credited to Edwin Clerk during his BBC Pidgin English interview, where he said that Niger Delta is not part of Biafra.
“We are disappointed by such a statement coming from a supposed elder statesman like Edwin Clark.
“Though he betrayed Biafra during the war of 1967-1970 against his brothers and sisters in and today, where is Edwin Clark in the scheme of things in Nigeria, only the monthly salary Fulani slave masters placed him for betraying his people then.
“Biafra will come Edwin Clark will fail in his betrayal salary getting from the enemy (sic) and on the blood of his people but he must know that he cannot stop Biafra with his inconsequential utterances cannot stop because he was paid to do so.
“We know his job and DNA is betrayal and sabotage even he sabotaged his brother former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as president of Nigeria.
“He always takes sabotage and betrayal as norms. It is unbelievable and unfortunate he continues doing this until younger generations knew that it is his hubby.
“The likes of Edwin Clark are the reason Biafra is being treated as slaves in their own domain today.
“A man at the age of Edwin Clark is supposed not to be economical with the truth or deceive the young generation because of parochial interest.”
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