Nnamdi Kanu accused of exploiting electioneering for money as IPOB reacts to leader’s re-emergence


The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the video of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu praying in Jerusalem, Israel.

Kanu was last seen publicly when security forces invaded his residence in Abia state in September 2017 at the heat of Operation Python Dance II. His younger brother, Emmanuel, had said he might have been killed by troops.

He was reportedly ferried to the Niger Delta creeks by militants at the height of Operation Python Dance II, from where he found his way to Ghana by sea. Kanu was said to have lived at an estate called “Arabella” in Accra, Ghanaian capital. Reports have it that he was regularly seen at Kenzo Bar and IBG saloon in Accra, disguising in a face cap. He reportedly patronised suya joints in remote parts of the city.

In photos and videos shared online by Radio Biafra, the IPOB leader was seen observing some rites in Jerusalem.

IPOB said Kanu worshipped on Friday at the Wailing Wall in the Holy City of David in Jerusalem.

IPOB’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, who disclosed this in a statement, called on the people of the South-East to remain resolute because the prayer of its leader at the Wailing Wall in the Holy City of David in Jerusalem was the beginning of another dispensation of Biafra Independence struggle.

“Fellow Biafrans, friends of Biafra, enemies of Biafra, men and women of goodwill and of good conscience across the world that we wish to reliably inform you that the Supreme Leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu prayed today at the Wailing Wall in the Holy City of David in Jerusalem Live on Facebook today been 19th October 2018.

“Biafrans be resolute this is the beginning of struggle for Biafra independence. We thank God Almighty God (Chukwu Okike Abiama) for his protection and safety,” the statement read.

Meanwhile, former New Media Director for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Deji Adeyanju, has said the greatest weakness of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu was his love for money.

Adeyanju, who was reacting to the re-emergence of Kanu in Jerusalem, on Friday, observed that Kanu’s reappearance may not be unconnected to the 2019 elections.

Stating that Kanu may be broke, the co-convener of the OurMumuDonDo movement  claimed that the IPOB leader needed “to cash out majorly in this election period.”

In a series of tweets, Adeyanju wrote: “I hear Nnamdi Kanu is back again, I guess he wants to play a role in the 2019 elections.

“My advice to him is simple: Don’t mess it up again this time around. He had a fantastic opportunity the last time and messed it up by calling on people to boycott Anambra polls.

“If he comes again with his no election in Igbo land then we all know who he is working for.

“The guy’s greatest weakness is his love for money. Ask any of the South East governors, they will confirm this. The guy loves money too much. Hope he proves many of us wrong this time.

“The guy may be broke and needs to cash out majorly in this election period. One thing is very clear, Igbos have a major stake in this election.

“I will not spare anyone who works against the possibility of an Igbo Vice President in 2019 and potential 2023 Presidency.

“I love my brother Nnamdi Kanu very much and like I have always said, I wish him the best at all times. I hope and pray he makes the right decision this time.

“I always mean well even if I come across as though I don’t. Welcome back bro.”

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