The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has said he won’t condemn the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network, ESN.
Speaking with Kadaria Ahmed on Monday, Obi said he couldn’t condemn them because he wasn’t sure if they were the ones behind the attacks in the South-East.
Obi said, “No, I cannot condemn. Because I’m not sure who is doing what.”
“You cannot just be condemning people. You cannot only condemn people when there is a process in which they have said this person has done this,” Mr Obi added.
The former Anambra governor disclosed this in a presidential town hall televised on Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) on Monday night.
Speaking on his plan to dialogue with agitators across the country if elected, Obi said “everybody knows my position on agitation. I’ve said I will dialogue with all agitators. Everywhere in the country is full of agitation. It is the effect of leadership failure over the years. There is nothing wrong with agitation. We will dialogue with agitators.”