The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has cleared the air, regarding reports claiming that Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike, and senator Ifeanyi Uba, representing Anambra South was behind the abduction of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
A statement issued by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful on Monday, titled “We never linked Senator Ifeanyi Uba and Governor Nyesom Wike with the abduction of our leader, disregard the fake news”.
IPOB described the report as malicious and unfounded news being peddled by agents of confusion.
The statement reads partly :
“The attention of global movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, ably led by our great leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to be false and malicious press statement and audio being circulated, and supported to have been issued by our media and public secretary, Emma Powerful.
“In this statement, Powerful was said to have quoted as accusing Senator Ifeanyi Uba and Governor Nyesom Wike of colluding with the enemies and facilitating the betrayal and abduction of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya.
“We, therefore, wish to dissociate IPOB, with the fake statement being peddles by agents of confusion. Our Publicity Secretary never at anytime linked Senator Ifeanyi Uba and Governor Nyesom Wike with the wicked betrayal of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“If they were involved in the dirty deal, our investigation into the matter will reveal it, But for now, we have no evidence to link them, with the atrocity, IPOB does not act based on speculation or rumor. Our ascertions are evidence based and products of credible intelligence”.
IPOB, however, warn those involved in speculating the fake press statement to stop, or face the wrath from IPOB, adding that the identity of rumor mongers would be exposed, if they continue to spread false news.
“For the benefit of doubt, IPOB, has only linked the betrayal and abduction of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to President Ututu Kenyatta of Kenya, Nigeria Ambassador to Kenya, Kenyan’s Ambassador to Wilfred Machage and the Nigerian Government. Other collaborators in the heinous crime will be made public based on incontrovertible evidence.
“However, for now, we restate that Senator Ifeanyi has not been found to have any hand in it. His political opponents should try other ways of settling score with him, and leave IPOB and our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu out of it.
“We must trace those behind this, and they will regret their action for dragging IPOB into the Zoo’s politics and for impersonation.
“We, therefore, urge members of the public to disregard the said fake press release and shin any purported statement from IPOB that is not from a credible source from our usual channels.”
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | July 6, 2021