Following the alarm raised from Enugu yesterday by some of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) members that some people suspected to be Ohanaeze Ndigbo and their youth wing were impersonating IPOB leaders in Enugu, the group has warned those claiming to be representing the group should stop such move, adding that nobody speaks or represents them, unless such a person or persons are designated officers of IPOB worldwide.
According to reports, claiming to be representing IPOB in meeting with some American officials who were in Nigeria to have a meeting with the group on the release of their leader.
However the group’s leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu has stated that he would rather die ion jail than for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to claim the glory of his release, as he has no business with the Igbo Socio cultural organization.
IPOB in a statement signed by its United Kingdom spokesmen, Dr Clifford Iroanya and Emma Mmezu, a lawyer said: “We are in court and our wish is to expose the fraudulent charge of treasonable felony before the whole world. At the end of this case, the corrupt and compromised segment of the Nigerian judiciary will be publicly disgraced.
“Our march to freedom is unstoppable; this is something Buhari ought to know. We have come to die for Biafra if that is what it will take to be free. Our resolve should not be underestimated. As our leader will always say, “Nigeria will kill us, we will kill them but in the end, we will win.”
In a swift reaction, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, (OYC), denied that it was working to trade off MASSOB/IPOB, saying that it has rather continued to work hard to secure the release of the detained leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Reacting to the allegation that it held discussion with certain USA Embassy Group on the Biafran agitation where it allegedly traded off both MASSOB and IPOB, the group denied the allegation saying:
“We call on all Igbos, MASSOB/IPOB members and Nigerians to disregard the rumour which is completely false. We must continue to seek for ways to address the issues and challenges confronting the Igbo nation within the contest of a United Nigeria that is just equitable and fair to all.
“We will not be deterred by the blackmail from enemies of Ndigbo in other to distract us. Radio Biafra should crosscheck their facts before broadcasting. Our advice to Biafra agitators in diaspora is to confirm any Information before disseminating it as we believe that self determination is a just cause but should be through referendum.”
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