I Wept When I Saw IPOB Members Waving Biafran Flags – Doyin Okupe

Democratic Party chieftain, Doyin Okupe has opened up of the agitations
of the Igbos for the creation of the Biafra State.
Doyin Okupe
Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has
said watching members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), waving
the Biafran flags while welcoming Nnamdi Kanu, made him shed tears.
He said that the way the IPOB members, particularly youths, waved
their flags in Nnamdi Kanu’s compound, shows a people that have been
traumatized, in a position of hopelessness.
Okupe was speaking in reaction to the video of IPOB members who visited Nnamdi Kanu in his residence.
“This morning,” he said, “I could not withhold the
tears from my eyes when I saw the video of thousands of ibos, mostly
youths, waving Biafran Flags and chanting in Nnamdi Kanu’s compound ‘all
we are saying is give us Biafra.’
“I cried because I empathised with them and I wondered how we
managed to push a people to such a position of hopelessness and despair.
I also fearfully wondered if by any act of commission or omission I
have played any role in this ignoble act (s).”
The Igbos, under the umbrella of IPOB as well as other groups, have
been agitating for the creation of an independent state of Biafra,
citing marginalization.

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