ANALYSIS: 5 Things Nwodo Told Nnamdi Kanu About Biafra In His Letter

Chief Nnia Nwodo on Thursday replied the self-acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

Recall that the IPOB leader has maintained a consistent verbal assault on the Ohaneze Ndigbo leader over time accusing him of supporting the Federal Government’s military forces in the killing of South Easterners.

The President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo revealed that Kanu’s latest allegation against him necessitated his response.

First, he cleared the air on the fact that it is utterly false, Nnamdi Kanu’s claim that he was an accomplice to the invasion of his homestead in Umuahia by the Nigerian Army as well as being a stooge of the Fulanis.

According to him, Kanu has also accused his late father of being a Fulani stooge.

Reacting to the accusation, Nwodo held that he isn’t the Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces nor is he a member of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He holds also that he never participated in any meeting where operation python dance was ever recommended or ordered.

He also countered Nnamdi Kanu’s accusation saying he wrote against it and advised against it in the media. In his words, ”I saw no need for it and I condemned the mayhem that followed it. I wrote to the GOC 82 Division N.A on the violation of the UN rules of engagement by his troops. I listened to the brief of the Abia State Government on the clashes between the Nigerian Police and Nnamdi Kanu on the establishment of the Biafra Security Service without legislative approval or knowledge of the Nigerian Police. I called for caution.

Secondly, in his letter, he held that the Igbos are presently the most marginalised within the Nigeria entity as he says they are being treated by the Federal government as second-class citizens. For example, he says no Igboman heads any security arm of the Nigerian Armed Forces and the South East is the most heavily policed as if there is a deliberate policy to intimidate the Igbos, adding that their endurance has been stretched beyond Hooke’s gauge for elastic limit.

Thirdly, Nwodo says there is presently an attempt on his life by the IPOB leader saying Kanu ordered an invasion of his mobile phone line with numerous insulting calls and threats to his life. He says his home in Ukehe was bombed.

Fourth, he says no pressure group in Nigeria (referring to Ohaneze Ndigbo) is as strong in the call for restructuring of Nigeria. He says restructuring of Nigeria will give the South East sovereign independence in the control of our national resources and political control of our government structures.

Lastly, in what appears to be a piece of advice to a son as he refers to Kanu, he says the young man either does not understand or appreciate the system that is being run when he is being accused of joining South Eastern governors to sabotage the cause of the people.

Finally, no amount of insultive, provocative and incendiary speeches can get the Igbos Biafra or restructuring he reveals.

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