IPOB demands and activities received the biggest boost recently from the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki. The leader of the Senate protested that the IPOB should not be branded a terrorist by the security agencies in Nigeria, despite the threat the group posed to the country, but his support is not for nothing.
Saraki is desperate to rule Nigeria, the kangaroo election that got him into the office as the Senate President of Nigeria was only a dress rehearsal for the ultimate goal of becoming the President one day. The only roadblock to this dream is Buhari which seems to be out of the way at the moment due to health challenge.
His latest romance with the IPOB might be a tactic to get the Igbo to queue behind him when the election begins in 2019, recall that Saraki and Bola Tinubu -the strong man of the Yoruba politics - has been on the neck of each over the control of the Yoruba platform in the Senate.
As it is, Saraki has a little control in the Yoruba area but not enough to beat Tinubu in 2019 in the area, but the Igbo land is a free land for the Senate President to explore because his arch rival is not wanted there.