Posted by News Express | 16 March 2021 | 689 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has taken a swipe at the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, for claiming that IPOB hijacked Eastern Security Network (ESN) from South East governors.
The group said on Monday that it does not need to belabour itself in convincing the public over who set up ESN because it is a public knowledge.
A statement by IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, dismissed Uzodimma’s claims as amusing and shameful.
The group recalled that for five months, IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu pleaded with South East and South South governors to float a regional security outfit to protect and defend their people against genocidal attacks by terrorists masquerading as Fulani herdsmen
The statement partly 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.
“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 in the zoo will attest to the fact that ESN was floated by IPOB in response to the yearnings of our people for self defense 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 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.
“We wish to remind Hope Uzodinma that IPOB does not need him nor his fellow governors to sustain ESN. IPOB with 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. The other time it was
Emeka Emekasiri who was disgracing himself with the claims that they formed IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu hijacked it from them.
“Ralph Uwazuruike, has also repeatedly claimed that Radio Biafra was formed by him but later hijacked by Nnamdi Kanu. These are bunch of envious traitors who have no limit to their lies in their desperation to blackmail our Leader but the Biafra agitation has gone beyond their distractions.”
IPOB called on Uzodimma to stop laying false claims to the formation of ESN, saying that it cannot save him.
It also urged the Governor to stop claiming what does not exist, adding: “You have attempted but in vain, to infiltrate and possibly hijack ESN but was disappointed, hence his resort to cheap blackmail.”
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