The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has condemned the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The monarch said this ‘on Friday in Abia State when he paid a courtesy visit to the Gov Okezie Ikpeazu.
The Ooni also renamed IPOB, and called it the Indigenous People of Brighter Nigeria (IPOBN).
He said the people who are legitimately protesting for what is their right should not be ignored by the Federal Government.
He said “There is something that is bothering them that is making them to cry. We should not throw them away; we should draw them closer (because) the youths of this country are the future, the energy. They are the heart beat of this country.
“We must chart the course of doing things with positive energy. I want to let you know that you are not alone in this; we stand by you positively in a very progressive manner. We stand by you that we all must come together to build a united Nigeria. We don’t want any war; we don’t want any disintegration.”