The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kani, has denied plans to work with the PDP to kick President Buhari out of office in 2019.
FFK in a Tweet yesterday said he spoke with the secessionist group leader who resurfaced in Israel last week Friday and they have both agreed to work together to vote out President Buhari.
”I just received a call from my brother Nnamdi Kanu. I am delighted that he is alive and well. I commend his strength and courage even as I marvel at the loyalty, resilience and commitment of his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor and IPOB. We have agreed to work together to VOTE Buhari out” FFK tweeted
However, in a swift reaction, Kanu’s lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor and his deputy, Alphonsus Uche Okafor-Mefor, debunked FFK’s claim. In a statement released to The Sun, Ejimakor said although Kanu had spoken with Fani-Kayode yesterday, he never discussed issues concerning 2019 general elections.
“As Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s Special Counsel, he has been frequently speaking with me from his location in Israel in the past few days. I want to make it abundantly clear to all that Nnamdi Kanu’s brief chat with Chief Fani-Kayode earlier today (yesterday) did not include anything close to agreeing to ‘work together with Fani-Kayode to vote out Buhari”, Ejimakor said.
In another statement, IPOB’s deputy leader, Okafor-Mefor said.
“Our attention has been drawn to some deceptive and crude tactics employed by some politicians to drag the name of our leader, Nnamdi Kanu to the mud by suggesting that he held talks with such politicians to oust Muhammadu Buhari. We want to use this medium to state unequivocally that at no time did Nnamdi Kanu reached any agreement with any politician to participate in Nigerian politics.
Consequently, any publication not authorised by our leader, his deputy or by the Head Directorate of State regarding IPOB and/or our leader is pedestrian and null and void. Nnamdi Kanu is on a divine mission to restore Biafra and the resolve behind this restoration project remains irrevocable, sacrosanct and irreversible.”