IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu
By Godiya Garba
Following the allegations of Corruption and the embezzlement of over $2million from IPOB by Nnamdi Kanu, the South Eastern Veterans Forum has thrown a jab at the promoter of Biafra and IPOB movement, calling him a desperate fugitive without conscience.
The group’s national coordinator, Col Emeka Anayo (rtd) in press statement on Sunday in Owerri, the Imo state capital said the Nigerian government has continued to be vindicated and insulated from many years of persistent blackmail orchestrated by the selfish and greedy tendencies of Nnamdi Kanu and his cohorts.
The group’s position was a reaction to ongoing crisis in the UK chapter of IPOB, which crisis were occasioned by the reckless embezzlement of the sum of two million US dollars (USD2M) by Nnamdi Kanu.
“Ordinarily, as patriots and citizens of Nigeria who have paid a supreme price to keep the country together, we have never taken the IPOB dream beyond the realm of hallucinations”
The group said it owed Nigerians a duty to expose the hypocrisy and selfishness that drives the IPOB and Biafra narrative.
“We fought for enduring unity of this country and it behooves on us as veterans to continue to seek a common front for peace, unity and prosperity to be achieved in this country”
The group noted that Nnamdi Kanu, the acclaimed leader of IPOB has held ignorant ibo people to ransom in order to promote his selfish and greedy financial as well political cravings which he couldn’t achieve through legitimate means.
“We are talking about a man who can best be described as a fugitive, he preaches courage and demonstrates corwadice at every turn”
This is a man who jumped bail and in the process tried to pitch the judiciary as well as the security agencies against the Ibo people.
” Minus the Proactiveness of security agencies and the wisdom of the Nigerian government authorities, Nnamdi kanu’s jumping of bail and consequent reactions would have generated a crisis”
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Sen Abaribe who stood surety for Nnamdi Kanu was arrested?
“That was the idea, to cause disaffection along ethnic lines, but the Nigerian authorities couldn’t fall for all of that”
” We commend security agencies for their foresight to keep the country together amidst every provocation”
We commend Nigerians for being patient to witness the crumbling of kanu’s fraudulent empire , the group stated.
” We listened with great disappointment the demonstration of dictatorial tendencies by Nnamdi Kanu following the exposure of how Over( N900,000,000) of IPOB funds were embezzled by Kanu.”
“How do you purport to sack members of your association for seeking and demanding transparency?
Between the persons demanding for accountability and the person being held accountable, who deserves a break? the group queried.
“We urge Nigerians particularly the Ibos to no longer become preys in the hands of a hopeless and wounded fugitive.
The group further passed a vote of confidence on the security agencies and urged them to be focused as unfolding events in IPOB will broker more revelations that will enhance national unity.