The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has over the weekend commended the United State President, Mr Donald Trump, over his recognition of Jerusalem as the substantive capital of the State of Israel.
President Trump had in addition to pronouncing Jerusalem the capital of Isreal announced that the American Embassy located in Tel Aviv would soon be relocated to the authentic capital city.
IPOB’s commendation to President Trump was made know through a press statement by the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr Emma Powerful.
Mr Powerful who described the American President’s decision as visionary in the statement was credited further as follows –
“Many may be upset that he did what he did, but we are ecstatic. It is a thing of great joy and a refreshing reminder that our world still has the regenerative capacity to birth transformational leadership…
We salute you, Mr. President (President Trump). Thank you for recognizing Jerusalem as the eternal capital of Israel, and thank you, most of all, for the plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
We believe that many more countries will emulate your courageous act, and we also hope that soon, the Republic of Biafra will emerge out of wanton repression, and we will become Israel’s strongest ally on the African continent with a beautiful embassy in the holy city of Jerusalem.’’
Mr Powerful maintained that the move by the US leader is a boost to the inalienable right to self determination of a people. He added that the gesture was a sure pointer to the realization of a sovereign state of Biafra.