The Co-convener of Concerned Nigerian, Deji Adeyanju, has accused the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, of working against Igbo presidency in 2023.
Adeyanju, a human rights activists, was reacting to Kanu’s directive that IPOB members should attack President Muhammadu Buhari in Japan.
Naija News reports that IPOB had in a statement urged its members to arrest Buhari and hand him over to security operatives because he is an impostor.
Buhari will on Sunday depart Abuja for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019.
President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, on August 2016.
With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe.
Reacting in a statement on Sunday, Deji Adeyanju, stated that Nnamdi Kanu was being used by his sponsors to divide the South East.
He said the IPOB leader is only a businessman looking for where to collect money
The statement reads: “Permit me to start with the words of Marthin Luther King: “In spite of temporary victories, violence never brings permanent peace. We adopt the means of nonviolence because our end is a community at peace with itself. We will try to persuade with our words, but if our words fail, we will try to persuade with our acts.”
“You have heard me say before and I will say again, Nnamdi Kanu is only a businessman looking for where to collect money. He is not driven by ideology or love for the Igbos.
“After attacking his fellow Igbo brother, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, who played a significant role in ensuring his release from Kuje Prison in Germany, Kanu the businessman has called on some of his miscreants/supporters to attack President Buhari as he visits Japan.
“Those who doubted me when I said Kanu is being sponsored by some elements in the North can now see the clear handwriting on the wall. How can any reasonable person openly call for an attack on the president of a nation on foreign soil? Even if you don’t like Buhari or what he represents, at least we must respect the fact that he is the president of our country.
“Do you think Kanu does not know the danger of attacking Buhari in Japan? He knows but those sponsoring him are doing everything humanly possible to ensure no Igbo man ever rule Nigeria and also put peace-loving Igbos in the North in danger by setting them up for reprisal attacks by Buhari’s fanatical supporters.
“The other plot is also to use Kanu to divide Igbos by creating an atmosphere of war. The plan of the sponsors of Kanu is to provoke the political leaders in the South East, i.e -governors and other elected officials to the point that they will have no other option but to orchestrate attacks against Kanu and his supporters in retaliation.
“Kanu only worships money and will not stop the verbal attacks on Igbo leaders in as much as his paymasters continue to send him alerts.”