The individuals of Ikwerre underneath the aegis of Ikwerre Peoples Congress, IPC on Tuesday cautioned the acclaimed chief of Biafra, Asari Dokubo for placing Ikwerre land and its individuals on his imaginary map.
The IPC, reacting by means of a press release despatched to DAILY POST by the Convener, Livingstone Wechie, frowned at claims within the media that the Niger Delta area, which Ikwerre is a serious part of has been mapped out as Biafran land.
The group insisted that Ikwerre land was not a part of the Biafra agenda, therefore Asari Dokubo ought to excuse them as he embarks on his journey of diatribe.
The assertion famous that Ikwerre stays an ethnic block that has its voice and rights of first refusal, therefore, it will not be subservient to some other ethnic block.
The group submitted that it wouldn’t have replied to the claims in order to not dignify Dokubo however claimed it was vital to place information straight that the land is not going to be a part of Biafra.
They questioned how Asari Dokubo has been so inconsistent with points that hassle on Niger Delta, sustaining that Ikwerre individuals is not going to be subservient to any area.
They cautioned anybody within the Biafra agenda to keep away from the Niger Delta, saying the place one’s proper stops, one other particular person’s proper begins.
“Whereas IPC and certainly all Niger Deltans and all the Decrease Niger belt respect particular person rights together with Asari’s freedom of expression and affiliation, these rights have their elementary limitations and implications and this is applicable to Alhaji Asari on all fronts.
“For the information, Ikwerre is an impartial ethnic Nation in Nigeria with a worldwide unfold and Ikwerres should not subservient to some other ethnic block by any means and underneath any guise.
“That is in respecting the standing of Ikwerre as one of many largest ethnic nationalities in Nigeria on report undisputed.
In keeping with the group, Ikwerre ethnic nationality is culturally sturdy sufficient to talk for itself significantly on points that have an effect on them.
“Asari doesn’t have the correct, authority, permission and or legitimacy to talk on behalf of the Ikwerre nation or to talk solely for the Niger Delta underneath any guise both by himself or by means of his cronies or brokers, regardless of having affinities with the area.