The battle of who is the real leader of Briafra struggle between Ralph Uwazurike and
Nnamdi Kanu has taken another dimension as Kanu, through his deputy, Uche Mefor has given the leader of MASSOB, another group that once fought for the emancipation of Ibo people, Ralph Uwazuruike four days to provide evidence to back his allegation that Nnamdi Kanu and the group IPOB are fraudulent.
He threatened to “completely decimate” Uwazuruike if he fails to prove his claim after four days from 11th January, 2017.
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January 11, 2017 Official Rejoinder:
RAPHAEL LEBEANYA UWAZURUIKE DESCRIBES NNAMDI KANU AND IPOB AS FRAUDSTERS: IPOB GIVES HIM FOUR DAYS TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OR BE COMPLETELY DECIMATED
On behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and the entire Biafrans, I am giving Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike four days to provide evidence that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu are fraudsters.
The Punch newspaper on January 10, 2017, reported that Raphael Lebeanya Uwazuruike “described Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB as fraudsters who are out to deceive gullible people.“
We in IPOB at this moment demand that Uwazuruike must provide evidence to prove that Nnamdi and IPOB members under his leadership are fraudsters.
Uwuzuruike’s evidence must be proven beyond every reasonable doubt.
The evidence must not be anecdotal or mere conjecture, but verifiable and provable acts of fraud carried out by either Mazi Nnamdi Kanu or members of IPOB.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a mass movement of freedom fighters with a singular objective which is the restoration of the nation of Biafra. Biafra, as viewed through the prism of IPOB consists of all the states in the present Southeast and Sout-south geopolitical zone of Nigeria except Edo state.
Biafra’s footprints also include Igbanke in Edo state, Igala in Kogi state, and Idoma & Igede both in Benue state. We are aware that Uwazuruike has “Igbonized“ Biafra thereby making nonsense of the efforts of such gallant Biafran soldiers like General Phillip Efiong, the second in command to General Ojukwu, who is not from the Igbo-speaking area of Biafra.
For such a character like Uwazuruike to accuse Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB as fraudsters and deceivers, he must provide substantive evidence, and he has been given till January 15, 2017, to provide the evidence. Had you Uwazuruike remained faithful, honest and sincere to the ideals of freedom fighting we won’t have had any need for the emergence of IPOB or any other organisation fighting to restore our dignity as a people and our God given right to live as free men. If at the expiry of the period given to you to make public available all your evidence of fraud against Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB you fail to so, we will release information about you laden with facts and figures.
All you have struggled to hide from public knowledge will be laid bare. At the end of this exercise MASSOB members themselves will lynch you.
We are not against any person wishing to remain relevant from peddling market place gossip against our leader but in true IPOB form, we expect concrete evidence to accompany your flimsy accusations because we shall come after you with avalanche of proof that will make you wish you never associated your dubious self with the word Biafra because criminals should not have anything to do with freedom fighting.
You are about to be unmasked big time.
Your life will no longer be the same after the 15th of January 2017. Go and prepare for your final disgrace and exit from the efforts to restore Biafra.
Our facts and evidence will speak for itself. You are about to understand why IPOB is a monster that consume enemies of Biafra both within and outside.
At the end of this process even those that never knew before now would come to the inescapable conclusion that Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB are whiter than white and whiter than snow.
You Lebeanya Uwazuruike will testify with your own mouth in public that Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB has the divine mandate from the Most High Supreme Creator of the Universe Chukwu Okike Abiama púrú íme ihe nile to restore Biafra in truth and honesty.
Signed: Mazi Uche Mefor
Deputy Leader IPOB
Barrister Emma Nmezu
Dr. Clifford Chukwuemeka Iroanya
Spokespersons for IPOB