The Urhobo Nation on Friday, November 13, 2015 disassociated itself from membership in the proposed Biafra Republic, particularly inclusion in the map of Biafra being promoted by Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB).
This information was made available to the press via a statement by the national publicity secretary of the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, Alhaji Mumakai-Unagha. The statement warned that Urhobo and its territories should be counted out from any IPOB plan.
“IPOB have their rights of agitation for freedom of self determination as enshrined in the united nation declaration stressing that other ethnic groups should not be dragged along to avoid the mistake that led to the civil war.
“The magnanimity of Urhobos in allowing Igbos celebrate the Igbo Cultural Day should not be taken for granted as we urge IPOB to delist Urhobo from its proposed map.”