IPOB made this claim while reacting to the formation of a Biafra government by a former militant warlord, Asari Dokubo.
The spokesman of the group, Emma Powerful, during an interview, noted that the IPOB leader is relevant in the actualization of Biafra.
Powerful when asked if Kanu is still relevant following the statement of Dokubo said, “Use your tongue and count your teeth, asking whether our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is still relevant is like asking if Nigeria is in Africa.”
“Both are like the engine and tyres of a vehicle without which there will be no movement despite the functions of other parts of the vehicle.”
The government was announced with the names of some leaders by one Uche Mefor, who claimed to be its head of information and communications.