…gives him four days to recant
By Chinedu Adonu
ENUGU-LEADERSHIP of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has come hard on the leader of Biafra Independent Movement, BIM, Chief Raph Lebeanya Uwazurike to prove how their leader, Nnamdi Kanu and other leaders of IPOB are frauds and have been deceiving Biafrans and the world as he has alleged.
To show that they are serious about the spurious allegation, the organisation has given Uwazurike four days to recant his allegation or they will expose his evil deeds that led to his expulsion from MASSOB so that the world will then know who is deceiving who.
A statement which was signed by the spokesmen of the organisation, Mazi Uche Mefor, deputy leader and image makers, Barr. Emma Mmezu and Dr. Clifford Iroanya, respectively, gave Uwazurike four days to expose IPOB leadership or they will open cans of worms capable of drowning him for life in Nigeria, Biafra and the entire world.
The organisation in the statement said that if Uwazurike had been committed to the restoration of Biafra as he made people believe, there wouldn’t have been need for the formation of other pro-Biafra liberation movements like IPOB, BZM and even his BIM.
Here is the statement in full. “On behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the entire Biafrans, we are giving Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike four days to provide evidence that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu are fraudsters. The Punch newspaper on January 10, 2017, reported that Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike “described Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB as fraudsters who are out to deceive gullible people.“
“We in IPOB at this moment demand that Uwazuruike must provide evidence to prove that Nnamdi and IPOB members under his leadership are fraudsters. Uwuzuruike’s evidence must be proven beyond every reasonable doubt. The evidence must not be anecdotal or mere conjecture, but verifiable and provable acts of fraud carried out by either Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or members of IPOB.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a mass movement of freedom fighters with a singular objective which is the restoration of the nation of Biafra. Biafra, as viewed through the prism of IPOB consists of all the states in the present Southeast and Sout-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria except Edo state. Biafra’s footprints also include Igbanke in Edo state, Igala in Kogi state, and Idoma & Igede both in Benue state. We are aware that Uwazuruike has “Igbonized“ Biafra thereby making nonsense of the efforts of such gallant Biafran soldiers like General Phillip Efiong, the second in command to General Ojukwu, who is not from the Igbo-speaking area of Biafra. For such a character like Uwazuruike to accuse Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB as fraudsters and deceivers, he must provide substantive evidence, and he has been given till January 15, 2017, to provide the evidence.
“Had you Uwazuruike remained faithful, honest and sincere to the ideals of freedom fighting we won’t have had any need for the emergence of IPOB or any other organisation fighting to restore our dignity as a people and our God given right to live as free men.
“If at the expiry of the period given to you to make public available all your evidence of fraud against Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB you fail to do so, we will release information about you laden with facts and figures. All you have struggled to hide from public knowledge will be laid bare. At the end of this exercise MASSOB members themselves will lynch you.
We are not against any person wishing to remain relevant from peddling market place gossip against our leader but in true IPOB form, we expect concrete evidence to accompany your flimsy accusations because we shall come after you with avalanche of proof that will make you wish you never associated your dubious self with the word Biafra because criminals should not have anything to do with freedom fighting.
You are about to be unmasked big time. Your life will no longer be the same after the 15th of January 2017. Go and prepare for your final disgrace and exit from the efforts to restore Biafra. Our facts and evidence will speak for itself. You are about to understand why IPOB is a monster that consume enemies of Biafra both within and outside.
“At the end of this process even those that never knew before now would come to the inescapable conclusion that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are whiter than white and whiter than snow. You Lebeanya Uwazuruike will testify with your own mouth in public that Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB has the divine mandate from the Most High Supreme Creator of the Universe Chukwu Okike Abiama púrú íme ihe nile to restore Biafra in truth and honesty,” the organisation posits.