Activist Deji Adeyanju has again alleged that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has collected money from Northerners to ensure that no Igbo candidate becomes president.
Adeyanju, who also doubles as the convener of the Concerned Nigeria group, says the attack and public humiliation of Senator Ike Ekweremadu by IPOB members in Nurenberg, Germany is a pointer to his claim.
In a statement issued on Sunday which was signed by him, Adeyanju said that the attack on Ekweremadu was proof that Kanu is a man looking for money and not driven by ideology or love for the Igbos.
He said; “For those defending the attack on Ekweremadu, all I can do is laugh. Don’t complain tomorrow when others attacks IPOB or Nnamdi Kanu. I have said severally that Kanu collected money from the government to compromise and run away and I maintain this argument.
“He’s a business man looking for where to collect. He’s not driven by ideology or love for the Igbos. The attack on Ekweremadu justifies the stand of those who have repeatedly said “you can’t trust the Igbos with power”.
“Those sponsoring Kanu from the North are those who want the Igbos perpetually divided and those who don’t want an Igbo man to ever be president of this country which is what many of us have canvassed for over the years.
“At a time when many are saying it’s the time of the Igbos to rule in 2023, you find some clowns saying they don’t believe in Nigeria and attack one of their own sons who honored their invitation.
“How best can we explain the conspiracy? When we ask them how they will achieve Biafra, all we get are insults. Is it by war or osmosis?
“How will you amend the constitution to give way for secession? These are the question Kanu and his gang of fraudsters can never answer. They are only doing the bidding of their paymasters.”
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