The Ogbia Brotherhood Youth Council (OBYC), has warned Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, against disrespecting former president Goodluck Jonathan.
The kinsmen were reacting to comments credited to the IPOB leader, who described former Jonathan as a weak and incompetent leader, adding that his wife Patience, would have done better as President.
In a statement signed by Dr. Laguo Gilbert, the National President of OBYC, the kinsmen told Kanu that addressing the former president in such a denigrating manner will not help his struggle for Biafra.
Gilbert further described Kanu’s statement as unfortunate, urging the general public to disregard it.
“Bringing former President Goodluck Jonathan into this issues in such a disrespectful manner will neither help nor give credence to its rancor.
“OBYC therefore warns Nnamdi Kanu to desist forthwith from linking a man of honor like Dr. Jonathan into his directionless agitation.
“Such radical statements remain one of the reasons why the IPOB agitation lacks its required substance.
“The OBYC however advises Mr. 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,” the statement reads in part.
Ogbia is a Local Government Area of Bayelsa State in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria.