In a statement by its National Director of Publicity, Ikemba Biafra, the group announced Jonathan Kurubo from Bayelsa state as the new leader of the Biafra.The group described Kurubo as a true son of Biafra with dignity and struggle for the people of the region.
Just like the group had stated, it also unveiled a list of eminent personalities and elders of Biafra who are expected to lead its negotiation with the Nigerian government.
The list includes: Dr Arthur Nwankwo, Dr kenneth Opigo, Dr. Okey Emordi, Barr. Uche Okwukwu, Obong Victor Attah, Prof Nwankwo Nwaezeigwe, Chief Bassey Akpan, Prof Mrs Uche Azikiwe, Prof Wole Soyinka, Uchenna Madu, Prof Jerry Gana, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, representative of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, representative of Umuada Igbo, and Bishop Emmanuel Chukwuma, who is expected to lead the delegation.
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The statement reads in part, “We warn that RE-IPOB is not negotiating out of fear. Our position is not out of cowardice, we want peace. But the federal government should return our goodwill and readiness for talks with honesty and sincerity.”
“Nnamdi Kanu should henceforth desist from issuing any statement on behalf of Biafra in his own interest.”