Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Monday, accused Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State of being “dubious.”
Kanu was reacting to Uzodinma’s claim that he hijacked Eastern Security Network, ESN, from Southeast governors.
Uzodinma had said Kanu and IPOB members hijacked ESN after Southeast governors had concluded plans to launch the security outfit.
However, Kanu said Uzodinma’s claims has exposed him as being a shameful liar.
Speaking through the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, Kanu insisted the group launched the ESN after months of waiting for Southeast governors.
A statement by Powerful reads: “The attention of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), ably led by our great Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the fallacious, amusing and shameful claims by the Supreme Court Administrator in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, that IPOB hijacked Eastern Security Network, ESN, from South-East Governors. This blatant lie has only confirmed the dubious character of Uzodinma as an unrepentant fraudster.
“We don’t need to belabour ourselves in convincing the public over who set up ESN because it is public knowledge. For five months, our Leader was begging South East and South-South Governors to float a regional security outfit to protect and defend our people against genocidal attacks by terrorists masquerading as Fulani herdsmen. Our Leader even wrote a letter to the governors which was made public but they turned deaf ear to all the pleas including the clamour by the people for a regional security outfit.
“Every honest person will attest to the fact that ESN was floated by IPOB in response to the yearnings of our people for self-defence against terrorists. It was a child of necessity borne as a result of the failure of the governors to rise to their responsibility of protecting the lives and property of the people. Their inability to stand with the people was because of their usual tendency to please their caliphate slave masters even to the detriment of their people.
“Let somebody please remind Hope Uzodinma to stop disgracing himself further by claiming what does not exist. Anyway, we can understand his frustration. He had attempted but in vain, to infiltrate and possibly hijack ESN but was disappointed, hence his resort to cheap blackmail. But this too will not fly!
“We wish to remind Hope Uzodinma that IPOB does not need him nor his fellow traitor governors to sustain ESN. IPOB with a presence in over 120 countries is resolutely committed to sustain and finance ESN to actualise its mandate. We don’t need traitors and saboteurs in a crucial matter like the security of our people.
“Now we know the sponsor of the Owerri hotelier who vigorously campaigned for Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB to handover ESN to South-East Governors.