Leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has been accused of working against the emergence of Igbo presidency in 2023.
A group of Igbo professionals under the aegis of Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) who made the allegation also alleged that a prominent Nigerian politician is the one bankrolling the IPOB leader.
The group in a statement on Friday, 15th January said the particular politician is also interested in contesting the 2023 presidency and is only using Kanu against his perceived opponents from the South-East region.
The statement which was signed by CSEPNND National President, Prof. Madumere Chika, and National Secretary, Mazi Anayo Uchemba, therefore, warned Igbo sons and daughters to be wary of the activities of IPOB and its leader.
“The region must be vigilant and not succumb to Kanu’s antics of speaking or carrying out his actions for the South East interest,” it warned.
It added that “We wish to authoritatively say that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not working for the interest of Ndigbo, rather he is being bankrolled by a certain Nigerian politician who is contesting the 2023 presidential elections from the South against the Igbos.”
“We are vindicated by the findings and happenings around Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the fugitive leader of IPOB, and we call on all Ndigbo around the world to distance themselves from this Kanu and his terrorist group.”
Meanwhile, Kanu himself has recently submitted that only a referendum can solve the multi-dimensional problems rocking Nigeria.
Naija News reports that the pro-Biafra activist made this known in a statement issued by the group’s Publicity Secretary of the group, Comrade Emma Powerful.
According to Kanu, Nigeria is still remembering the genocidal war of 1967- 1970; a war the group claimed was planned to annihilate the people of the Old Eastern region.