Kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan under the aegis of Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council on Tuesday warned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to desist from attacking on the ex-President.
The IPOB leader had described Jonathan as weak and incompetent.
Kanu had accused the former President of not completing the East-West Road and for doing nothing for his people.
“I love Yar’Adua and Shehu Shagari, Patience Jonathan would have made a better President than Goodluck,” Kanu had said.
But the National President of the OBYC, Dr. Laguo Gilbert, in a statement, described Kanu’s comments as most unfortunate and advised members of the public to disregard them.
Gilbert said, “Such radical statements remain one of the reasons the IPOB agitation lacks its required substance.
“The OBYC, however, advises Kanu to learn from the mistakes made by the group in the past and its predecessor, as this will be necessary to implement its vision.”
While maintaining that bringing Jonathan into Biafra issues in such a manner would not help or give credence to its deep-rooted rancour, the group warned Kanu “to stop linking a honourable man like Jonathan with his agitation which is lacking vision and direction.”
“Bringing former President Jonathan into its issues in such a disrespectful manner will neither help nor give credence to its rancour. The OBYC, therefore, warns Nnamdi Kanu to desist forthwith from linking a man of honour like Jonathan with his visionless agitation.”