|Spokesman of South-East APC Leadership Caucus, |
Mr Osita Okechukwu
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East zone on Sunday expressed worries over the ongoing mass protest by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other groups across states in the zone, lamenting that if nothing is quickly done, it could ultimately affect the possible emergence of a Nigeria President of Igbo extraction by 2023.
In a statement by the spokesman of South-East APC Leadership Caucus, Mr Osita Okechukwu, the party appealed to the protesting groups who are demanding the immediate and unconditional release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu to stop the war drums in the overall interest of the Igbo nation.
This came as a faction of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) expressed outrage at the statement credited to the Enugu-based fiery priest, Fr. Ejike Mbaka in which he reportedly asked the pro-Biafra protesters to seek for other meaningful things to do with their time instead of disturbing the peace of the people.
The group in a statement by its Director of Information, Uchenna Madu condemned Fr Mbaka's statement "against Biafra as insensitive, unguided, so selfish and shameful".