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Emmanuel, the brother of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has insisted that Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha is not Igbo.


He condemned the governor’s comments against IPOB, accusing him of working against the interest of the Southeast.

“Rochas Okorocha is trying to run for the office of the president; that’s the number one thing you should understand. Somebody is writing the script that he is acting for him”, he told Punch.

“From his utterances, you can tell that he is not a Biafran. He is not behaving like an Igbo man. No true, full-blooded Igbo man will speak the way Okorocha speaks. If truly Rochas Okorocha is a Biafran, he wouldn’t be making such comments.

“What I am trying to say here is simple; no Biafran can call us (IPOB members) miscreants, nobody except those who are not in touch with reality like Rochas Okorocha. He has never protected the Igbo interest before and I won’t be surprised if he refuses to change.”

Emmanuel Kanu also condemned the declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation, describing the recent proscription as “laughable”.

“When a group is unarmed and doesn’t kill and has never asked anyone to kill, why would the government label it a terrorist group? They have the herdsmen who are busy killing people every day; they have not declared them as a terrorist group. They are calling us terrorists. Are they saying the Igbo are terrorists?

On insistence by Nigerian government that looters of the country’s treasury are the ones funding IPOB, Emmanuel dared the authorities to be specific.

“I expect the Federal Government to be specific when they speak. I don’t understand why the government is keeping people in suspense concerning the looters funding IPOB activities.

“They were not specific in their claims. They did not identify anybody in particular. So, what they are saying is baseless and it doesn’t make any sense to me.”



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