The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has denied reports that they are being bankrolled by politicians.
IPOB’s spokespersons, Barr. Emma Mmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya vehemently denied the reports stressing IPOB”s independence.
“For quite some time now, we have keenly noticed the outright lies reported regarding the activities of IPOB.
“We overlooked these baseless and unverifiable lies until we saw a publication of January 29, 2017.
“In that report, it was alleged that SSS forced Uwazuruike a.k.a. IFEAJUNA to report that IPOB is being sponsored by politicians.
“To set the records straight, one of the cardinal rules in IPOB is that we don’t mingle with politicians.
“We do not accept any monetary gift or inducement from any politician.
“This is one of the greatest frustrations of certain governors.
“They have tried everything within their powers to induce our group with money but were roundly rebuffed.
“We call upon the public to contact their aides for confirmation of our claims.
“IPOB is a global mass movement that no single individual is capable of funding.
“This is because we are in over 100 countries and territories all over this earth.
“Who in their right mind in Nigerian politics can afford what it takes to fund IPOB we ask?
“IPOB depends on monthly contributions of dedicated family members all over the world for its sustenance.
“We do not have moneybags nor do we have politicians among us with bags of money to sponsor our activities and never will.
“It will constitute an insult to the memory of our fallen heroes and departed.
“Our principled stance remains that IPOB does not seek nor accept the engagement of politicians in our activities,” the group said.
IPOB says it policy is simple: they don’t collect money from politicians.