2023: Peter Obi Defends IPOB, Says They Are Not Terrorists

Labour Party presidential candidate Peter Obi has said that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are not terrorists.

Obi made the remark while appearing on a live Tv program, adding that he lives in Onitsha and that the people he sees there and passes every day cannot be called terrorists.

He said that he has never had the sense of being threatened or molested by the proscribed group.

“The only thing I disagree with is naming IPOB terrorists; they are not terrorists. Those who took the decision may have information that I don’t have.

“I stay in Onitsha, and I can tell you that they are people I pass them on the road every day.

“I meet and live with them; in fact, I usually see people gathering, and I have never had the sense of threat or molestation from them, even when they gather”, the former governor stated.