The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has advised the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on how best to run the agitation for Biafra and succeed.
She said respect, friendship and harmonious cooperation with others should be the modus operandi for Kanu while agitating against the marginalisation of Igbos and their secession from Nigeria.
According to her, forming a ragtag army, armed with sticks, stones, bottles and some guns, and directing it to lay abuses and threaten the integrity of Nigeria, was a sure way to failure
In her statement published on her Facebook page, which was tagged: ‘As the Death Knell Sounds for IPOB’, Onochie said: “Is there anyone still linking the word “Peaceful” to the Agitation by the terror group, IPOB?
“Their definition of marginalisation is that Nigerians have not gifted the presidency to someone from the South South or South East, soon after Jonathan. But it’s never done anywhere in the world of democracy. It’s by election!
“If you do not have the numerical strength to achieve the Presidency, you cooperate, collaborate, consult and confer with others so they can support you.
“You do not form a ragtag army, armed with sticks, stones, bottles, some guns and a lot of abuses, to threaten, intimidate and insult those who can make your dreams come true.
“Respect and friendship go a lot farther than insults. A lesson for you and all those who need to run an agitation in the future.”