It is now clear that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), do not longer enjoy the influence they once commanded in the South East as it members have abandoned the movement to join political parties in the region, Tori Media exclusively report.
The separatist movement which has been campaigning for the restoration of the defunct Biafra Republic, appears to be facing a serious crack following the arrest of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu and other irreconcilable leadership crisis hammering the group into extinction.
Some of the members of the movement who spoke with Tori Media said that, with what is unfolding in the group, there was no need to continue with the false hope that Biafra will come.
According to Emeka Nwankwo, since the last ten years Nnamdi Kanu and other leaders of the movement promised them Biafra, there is nothing yet on ground to show for it and that is the reason why majority of them had to join political parties.
Emeka while speaking with this medium said, “I have no regret leaving IPOB for PDP. Since 2015 we started chanting for Biafra, we have been completed schemed out of the national politics. It will be foolish for us to lose the both side.
Also, a former zonal coordinator of the group who is now a ward secretary of the All Progressives Congress, disclosed that he left the group after several failed promises.
It said, “To be frank with you, I left IPOB after several failed promises. We were promised referendum, HITECH farming and others. Years have gone by, the story is still the same. We can’t continue to live in self dillusion.
Meanwhile, scores of members of IPOB from investigation have also joined the Labour Party of Nigeria.
The latest development however, has drastically helped in dismantling most of the secret cell of the group.
When Tori Team contacted a ranking officer of the group over the recent mass movement of their members to political parties, he said decisive measures will be taken against them.