Ijaw Youth Council, IYC, has said they hold the ace to the actualisation of the sovereign state of Biafra, cautioning the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to be mindful of his utterances against Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark. IYC, led by Mr. Oweilaemi Pereotubo.
He gave the warning to IPOB leader, Kanu, while addressing journalists in Warri, Delta State, reiterated that it was naive and callous for someone to address Chief Clark as a slave, knowing full well that Clark was only cautioning Kanu not to further marginalise the Igbo in the scheme of things by boycotting the November governorship election in Anambra State.
Pereotubo said though Clark calls for the re-arrest of Kanu, he was only giving wise counsel for Kanu to stop the move of trying to deny the political rights of the Anambra State people. He said: “We, the Ijaw, have what it takes to liberate ourselves and do not need help from IPOB.”
Pereotubo asked Kanu to study the history of the Civil War, noting that “it was one single Ijaw man, Major Jasper Adaka Boro, that stopped the invading Biafran soldiers from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, and chased them back.”
He urged Kanu to know the geography of the South-East and exert his effort in liberating the Igbo.