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“You made a costly mistake” — Ohanaeze to IPOB



"You made a costly mistake" -- Ohanaeze to IPOB

Amidst allegations by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) implicating top Igbo politicians in a purported scheme to hinder the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Nwifuru, has been exonerated by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo addressed the situation, asserting that Governor Nwifuru is not involved in any clandestine efforts to prevent the potential release of Nnamdi Kanu.

The organization emphasized the governor’s unwavering commitment as an Igbo political leader and his purported alignment with efforts supporting Kanu’s release.

Previously, IPOB had named Nwifuru among influential Igbo figures allegedly working against Kanu’s release. However, the factional Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, refuted these claims, deeming Nwifuru’s implication a significant error.

Isiguzoro’s statement clarified,

“Our attention is drawn to the indictments by IPOB that some highly placed political elites have been holding clandestine and nocturnal meetings against the possible release of Nnamdi Kanu. However, we are certain that Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, is not involved in this plot.”

Emphasizing a possible misunderstanding or misidentification in IPOB’s claims, Ohanaeze underscored the innocence of Governor Nwifuru and highlighted the need to absolve him from any wrongful association.

The organization, while noting that they do not speak directly for the Governor of Ebonyi, asserted their responsibility as Igbo leadership to clear the name of an innocent individual erroneously linked to the allegations.

Ohanaeze reiterated Governor Nwifuru’s dedication to the welfare and development of Ebonyi State, emphasizing his recognized commitment to service and leadership within the region. The organization pledged its support to uphold Nwifuru’s integrity amidst the ongoing controversy.