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Igbo professionals disagree with IPOB, insist on Kanu’s extradition

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The Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) has denied the claim by spokesman of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that neither it nor its president, Prof. Madumere Chika, exists.

The group said its head, Prof. Madumere Chika, was a known academic and its headquarters remained in Awka, Anambra State.

The coalition, therefore, challenged IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, who made the allegation, to a live press conference for unraveling, unveiling of identities.

CSEPNND, in a statement by its National President and National Secretary, Prof. Chika and Mazi Anayo Uchemba, also faulted IPOB’s assertion that it was a creation of the Department of State Services (DSS), advising the proscribed group to leave the secret police alone.

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It equally dismissed Powerful’s request for their identities and villages, saying they not hearken to that, given IPOB’s antecedents.

The professionals’ network claimed that the intention of the outlawed organisation was to harm its president, his family and community.

Insisting that there was no human being bearing Emma Powerful anywhere in the entire world, CSEPNND challenged IPOB and its spokesman to a briefing for Nigerians to infer.

The statement read in part: “Our attention has been drawn to a watery and uncoordinated response to our call on the Nigerian authorities to request the extradition of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu from one inconsequential and pseudo character called Emma Powerful, the acclaimed spokesman for the proscribed terrorist group known as IPOB, which Mr. Kanu leads.

“In its response to our call for the repatriation of the fugitive IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the terrorists’ image launderer did not only refer to our group as being a creation of DSS, but also being a fake and non-existent one.

“The pseudo Emma Powerful, who has not been seen, sighted anywhere or known by any Igbo man, woman or any other person anywhere in the whole world, went further to deny the existence of our revered and famous president, Prof. Madumere Chika, who is not only recognised nationally, but also internationally.”

The group added: “We hasten to state here that IPOB’s response through the non-existing Emma Powerful is diversionary with intent to blackmail our highly treasured DSS and the Nigerian state from doing the needful on Mr. Kanu’s repatriation.”

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