IPOB’s change of status vindicates us, says South East group
Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) has said the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)’s recent change of registration status by its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, confirmed its position that Kanu was using the group for his personal interest.
Kanu allegedly changed IPOB’s registration status recently.
Alluding to the allegation, CSEPNND insisted that contrary to the IPOB leader’s claim of fighting the cause of the South East, he was using pro-Biafra group to champion vested agenda.
There have been claims that Kanu changed the documentation of IPOB as a business organisation based in London and owned by himself and his wife.
Reacting to the development in a statement, CSEPNND called on well-meaning Igbo sons and daughters to pull out of the group and openly identify with Nigeria.
According to the group, Ndigbo has so much to gain in a united Nigeria than Biafra. It tasked them to remain firm in their allegiance to Nigeria and not allow Kanu succeed to in manipulating them into joining his secessionist group to promote his selfish agenda.
CSEPNND National President, Prof. Chika Madumere, and National Secretary, Anayo Uchemba, stated in Abuja yesterday: “We are vindicated by the current integrity crisis rocking IPOB and its acclaimed leader, Nnamdi Kanu, where prominent members of IPOB came out in a viral video to expose the criminal and selfish acts of Kanu in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world.
“The revelation coming from IPOB members has vindicated our firm position that Kanu is using IPOB to promote his personal interest rather than that of the generality of the Igbo.”
The group wondered how Kanu would change the documentation status of IPOB as a business organisation owned by him and his wife, when he had made gullible Igbo people to believe he was championing their cause.
“How can Kanu change the registration status of IPOB to his personal business, if he truly means well for his followers? Kanu and his wife remain the sole signatories to IPOB’s main account in Germany; is this not clear that it’s a personal business?” the statement added.
Noting that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) might not have been fair to Ndigbo, the group said Buhari and APC were the least of Igbo’s problem.
“It’s lack of unity that is our major problem, truth be told. As Ndigbo, we are supposed to believe in Nigeria than any tribe in this country, considering our spread in human resources and investments. We must believe in Nigeria and demand our right legitimately,” it said.
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