Cheap popularity seekers behind call for Kanu’s repatriation – IPOB
By Steve Oko
The Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, has dismissed as cheap popularity seekers, those behind the purported call for the repatriation of its Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
IPOB’s response is coming on the heels of the recent petition by a group known as Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), to the United Kingdom, and Israeli government, demanding the immediate repatriation of Kanu to face treason charges.
The group accused Kanu of inciting the masses against the Nigerian government.
But IPOB insisted that the purported group was fake and a creation of the security agencies to blackmail the pro-Biafra movement.
IPOB in a press statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, challenged the signatories to the purported statement to address a live press conference and identify themselves if truly they were real and to be taken seriously.
The group accused the security agencies of using fictitious Igbo groups and names to attack its Leader with a view to causing confusion and disaffection among the people.
“The use of fake and non-existent groups and associations by agents of the Nigerian Government in a laughable attempt to blackmail our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is confirmation that IPOB is the greatest nightmare of the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
” It’s an acknowledgement that IPOB has roundly defeated the Fulani- controlled Nigerian government in the battle of ideas.
“We find amusing that a purported statement was circulated and credited to another DSS manufactured non-existent group they named Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) all in an effort to give the erroneous impression that a handful of ‘Efulefus’ are against the IPOB led effort to restore Biafra.
” It’s a ghost group that only exists in the mind of security agents propaganda unit operatives.
“Such a weak and tactless strategy will not distract us. If indeed such a group exists, why can’t they conduct a live press briefing to convince the people of Biafra they are real by showing us their faces.
“Our challenge to security agencies and those media houses that were deceived into publishing such hogwash of lies, is to arrange an open interview with the said leaders of these faceless groups because we know they don’t exist.
“This same ineffective strategy has been tried in the past when they created their fake new- IPOB, IPOD, RENPOB, RENIPOB, SEXIPOB and other non-existent groups using fake Igbo names as signatories. They failed then, they will also fail again this time.
“Our response to such lame script has not changed. If the so-called CSEPNND is real and identifiable, let them show us their faces, give us their contact address so we can take them seriously.
” If the self-acclaimed leaders of CSEPNND – the imaginary Professor Madumere Chika, and Mazi Anayo Uchemba, are not robots but truly Igbo sons as they claimed, let them mention their communities and kinsmen.
“Our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is from Isiama Afaraukwu in Ibeku Umuahia North, Abia State. He is not a faceless figure. So, if any creation of security agencies like CSEPNND leader wants to join issues with him, he should first prove his existence before eliciting IPOB’s attention, otherwise let such faceless group remain amorphous and circulate only in the realm of imagination.
“We can say without equivocation that there is no Igbo professor that goes by the name Madumere Chika, and there is also no Igbo professional association known as CSEPNND.
” This is purely a fictitious creation by security agencies meant to decieve the gullible and undiscerning. We challenge them to disclose their address and location for enquiries and confirmation if indeed they are not fake.”
IPOB wondered why Kanu had remained a source of concern to those who had dismissed him as a fugitive and an inconsequential figure.
“If Kanu were a fugitive and a lone ranger as purportedly claimed by this ghost group, why the frenzy over his activities? If Kanu has no followership why lose sleep over him? If Kanu were a lunatic that only operates in the internet why catch cold over him?
“Instead of generating ideas on how to deal with terrorists about to overrun the country security agencies are busy dissipating energy on IPOB that is never their enemy.
” We are only after the restoration of Biafra and do not in any way pose any threat to anybody except those benefitting from the oppression and subjugation of our people.
It’s high time they left Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB alone and think of better ways to justify their salaries. It’s too late to stop the Biafra project. The night is far spent and the day is almost here!”Steve Oko, Publisher/C.E.O, WaWa News Global. For more information on advert placement and news coverage, contact us on: 08038725600, or via email [email protected]; [email protected] Always read WaWa News Global - Your most dependable online news platform for the latest breaking news in Nigeria.