Governor Willie Obiano has denied allegations that he gave IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, money and cash to support the agitation of Biafra. The governor described the allegation as satanic and an action by his political opponents. He warned rumor-mongers against peddling rumour that could cause crisis in the state The governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano has denied the allegation that he is one of the sponsors of Indigenous People of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu. Obiano, who spoke through his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Strategic Communications, Prince Oliver Okpala said the allegation that Obiano gave Nnamdi Kanu $50,000 and two Prado jeeps is false.
Okpala, in the press release he sent to Daily Post, said: “The most worrisome and satanic is the allegation that the Governor gave cash donations and SUV vehicles to the organisations and its leaders. “Such unfounded allegation was ungodly and capable of creating unnecessary tension in the polity. “The Governor as a consummate financial expert has been managing the State’s scarce resources with prudence, and all government expenditures have been judiciously done .
“Overheating the polity now, when INEC electoral timetable for Anambra governorship would commence in August is a clear indication that some politicians in the opposition are not prepared to play by the rules which he said may have a catastrophic effect on the smooth conduct of the election. “Our decision as law abiding citizens to play politics according to the rules and to eschew bitterness falsehood and indecent approach to political issues should not be taken for weakness as nobody has monopoly to the articulation of dangerous propaganda as an instrument of political warfare. “Certainly if these pleas are not heeded, we shall not have any alternative than to return fire for fire as a word is enough for the wise.”
Meanwhile, a group which calls itself the Igbo for Nigeria Movement, (INM) has demanded for the immediate probe of deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and other Igbo elites over alleged ties to Nnamdi Kanu. The anti-Bifara group, made the demand following allegations that some top Igbo elites in the south east were sponsors of the Biafra agitators.
Speaking on the backdrop of the allegation, the national leader of (INM), Mazi Ifeanyi Igwe, in a statement on Saturday, June 3, called on anti-graft agencies to immediately ascertain if Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Rivers, Delta as well as Bayelsa state governors made any questionable donation to Nnamdi Kanu or any separatist terrorist group.
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