- A group, the CSEPNND has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu is betraying the southeast region
- The organisation claimed the IPOB leader is a tool in the hands of politicians
- CSEPNND advised southeast governors on the steps to take to reduce Kanu’s influence in the region
A group, the Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND) accused Nnamdi Kanu of working against the chances of the southeast zone to produce the next president in 2023.
The organisation claimed the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is being used by a politician to fight against the prospects of Igbo presidency.
According to The Nation, the allegations were made in a statement, signed by CSEPNND national president, Prof Madumere Chika and National Secretary, Mazi Anayo Uchemba, on Friday, January 15.
The group said:
“We wish to authoritatively say that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not working for the interest of Ndigbo, rather he is being bankrolled by a certain Nigerian politician who is contesting the 2023 presidential elections from the South against the Igbos.”
The organisation urged the southeast governors and people from the region to distance themselves from the IPOB.
CSEPNND alleged that the IPOB leader held meetings with his sponsor in France on December 2020 and January 2021.
It said Kanu is alone in his agitation for cessation. The group also advised southeast governors to initiate mass community advocacy against Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB.
In another report, the coalition called on the federal government to repatriate Nnamdi Kanu, to face a case of an alleged treasonable felony.
The group also condemned the claim made by IPOB's spokesman, Emma Powerful, who said the Department of State Service (DSS) sponsored its demand for Kanu’s repatriation.
In another report, an Afenifere leader, Ayo Adebanjo, has disagreed with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, for advocating for the secession of the southeast region in the country.
The elder statesman speaking at a conference held via the zoom on Thursday, January 14, said a breakup of the country is not the solution to the problem of Nigeria, The Tribune reported.
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