Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Rockets President Ohanaeze In Angry letter
Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s President-General, John Nwodo, says he won’t attack President Muhammadu Buhari or call Nigeria a zoo-like Nnamdi Kanu in any circumstances.
OsmekNews reports that this remark was produced by the President of Ohanaeze while rejecting accusations against Kanu, who is the head of the Biafra Indigenous People (IPOB).
Nwodo signed an open letter to Ndigbo stating that Kanu’s recent “impressive lies about me” led him to tackle the charges “because not doing so will render them relevant among those who might not have heard my side of the tale.”
The president of Ohanaeze stated that Kanu criticized him of being a Fulanis fan.
Nwodo said all he’d accomplished demonstrates his activism is in Ndigbo’s interest.
The chairman of Ohanaeze mentioned that he had no position in the 2017 Kanu residence invasion.
Nwodo warned Kanu of threatening his and his family’s lives as well as inciting members of the IPOB against him.
His words: “Nnamdi accuses me of being a Fulani stooge!! I am sure no reasonable Igbo man believes him. I have criticized President Muhammed Buhari more than any other Nigerian. Perhaps, what I don’t do is to insult his person or call Nigeria a zoo. I was trained to be respectful. I can disagree with you without being rude and impertinent,” Nwodo said.
“No matter how sectional, incompetent or unproductive I consider the President of Nigeria to be, I must respect his age and office in my criticisms of him. As for the attack on my late father, I forgive Nnamdi. My father was Zik’s Minister and Okpara’s Minister. My father and late Chief M.N Ugochukwu were some of the prominent financiers of the Biafran War. I fought the Biafran War myself as a Biafran soldier at a very young age without my parents objecting.
“Yes, I served President Shehu Shagari and General Abdulsalami Abubakar as minister. I respect them notwithstanding differences of opinion we may have on the structure of Nigeria.
“Odumegwu Ojukwu was like my senior brother. Bianca can attest to our closeness and my loyalty to him. Vice President Alex Ekwueme was my mentor and friend. Nnamdi Azikiwe confided in me and treated me like a son. M.I. Okpara was the Chairman of my wedding. Late Dr. Dozie Ikedife was the first person to sign my nomination form for the office of President General of Ohanaeze. None of these Igbo leaders found me a traitor of Igbo cause. Every-where I have been in Igboland, young men and women embrace me, pose for photographs with me and commend my efforts in championing our case. I salute them all.
“Notwithstanding this abundant evidence of my championing IPOB cause, he ordered an invasion of my telephone with numerous insulting calls and threats to my life. My home in Ukehe was bombed. Police investigations of these incidences linked some of them to IPOB members. Their lawyers approached me and I thought that a father taking his son to court and subsequently to jail would be un-Igbo. Notwithstanding their confessional statements, I withdrew my complaint against them and they pledged to be of good behavior.
“I have noted the threats to my life from the IPOB leader. I leave that to God and the law.”
The Ohanaeze said despite Kanu’s attack on him, he appreciates his (Kanu’s) upholding of the Igbo cause.
“In spite of all I say, I salute Nnamdi for his courage and his persistence in upholding our case but I urge you all to rise up and condemn what is condemnable. Speak up and shame those who would want us to split into pieces and destroy our resolve to fight as a united people,” he said.
“As a father, I will always forgive an erring child but not without drawing his attention to a misdemeanor which should never be repeated.”