By TundeOguntola, Abuja
The Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC), has took a swipe at the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), NnamdiKanu, saying discrediting former President Goodluck Jonathan would not help or give credence to the agitation of the group.
Reacting to a statement by IPOB leader that the former President was weak and incompetent, in a statement signed by its national president, Dr. Laguo L. Gilbert, it described Kanu’s statements as “most unfortunate and therefore advised the public to disregard them.”
The group noted with dismay such comments saying, “Such radical statements remain one of the reasons why the IPOB agitation lacks its required substance.
“We advise Kanu to learn from the mistakes made by the group in the past and its predecessor, as this will be necessary to implement its vision,” the statement said.
While maintaining that bringing Jonathan into Biafra issues in such manner would not help or give credence to its deep-rooted rancor.The group warned Kanu to stop linking anhonourable man like Jonathan into what it called “his directionless agitation.”
“Bringing former President Jonathan into its issues in such a disrespectful manner will neither help nor give credence to its rancour. OBYC therefore warns NnamdiKanu to desist forthwith from linking a man of honour like Dr. Jonathan into his directionless agitation,” the statement added.
It would be recalled that the IPOB leader had reportedly chided the former president for not completing the East-West road and for doing nothing for his people.
“I love Yar’Adua and ShehuShagari, Patience Jonathan would have made a better President than Goodluck,” Kanu had said.