Stop Using Nnamdi Kanu’s Name For Your Political Interests – IPOB Warns Benjamin Kalu | #NwokeukwuMascot
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has warned the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and member representing Bende federal constituency of Abia State, Benjamin Kalu, to refrain from using the name of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, for “selfish” political interest.
IPOB issued the warning on Wednesday in a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, saying that the federal lawmaker had been continuously using Kanu’s ordeal to pursue his political interest and deceive the general public.
“We advise Hon. Benjamin Kalu to refrain from using IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's political persecution for his selfish political interest. We have gone past the stage of political games and gimmicks,” IPOB warned.
According to the statement, IPOB said that Kalu “has constantly been on the print and social media claiming to be working hard for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has become a daily song for the APC stooges and political jobbers who do not have any genuine interest in IPOB struggle nor on the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the Federal government's persecution and illegal detention.”
Powerful in the statement claimed that “If not for IPOB, ESN, and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, many Southeastern villages would have been occupied by terrorists.
“Mass burial graves and IDP camps would have been the lot of Ndigbo. But Chukwu Okike forbids that. Instead of supporting IPOB and ESN to keep our land safe, these greedy and insatiable politicians, some businessmen, and even religious elites are colluding with our enemies to destroy IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”
He stated that “Ndigbo and the public should ignore Benjamin Kalu and Co. They cannot deceive the intelligent men and women in IPOB and Biafrans in general. We know their plans, and they will face the consequences of their actions when the right time comes.
“We are calling the family and associates of Benjamin Kalu to advise him to refrain from using IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to climb for his political interests. The political gathering of the enemies of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in his house at Bende, Abia State, recently is a very suspicious move.
“At this point of our struggle, we are not happy and would not be kind to anyone putting the life of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in danger for whatever reasons.
“Hon. Benjamin Kalu should advise President Tinubu not to allow our leader to die in their custody or detention knowing about our Leader's precarious health conditions. If he dies in their detention facility, the consequences will be left unimagined.
“Hon. Benjamin Kalu, please be careful and stop using ESN, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and IPOB for political gimmicks and trade-offs. Stop your deceptive public show of love for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because deep down, you're against his vision.
“If indeed you're interested in his release, work your talk. Until then, stop using Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's persecution to pursue your political interests with the APC and Tinubu's government.”
“Benjamin Kalu, you are taking credit for IPOB and ESN Operatives work during this last year's yuletide season.
“The only peaceful meeting you can call is to call for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and call for the UN to give us a referendum date for Biafrans to decide their fate either to stay in Nigeria or to restore Biafra Nation.”