The Indigenous People of Biafra on Thursday asked the founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, to substantiate his allegation of fraud against the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, or get ready to be exposed.
The group, in a press statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State by its deputy leader, Uche Mefor, gave Uwazuruike four days to provide such information.
It said the failure to do so, IPOB would bring incriminating evidence against the MASSOB founder that would make his followers to lynch him.
The statement read in part, “On behalf of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, and the entire Biafrans, we are 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 of 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.
“For such a character like Uwazuruike to describe 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.”
Kanu’s loyalists argued that had Uwazuruike remained “faithful, honest and sincere to the ideals of freedom fighting,” there would not have been the emergence of IPOB or any other organisation fighting to restore the dignity of the “God-given right” of the Igbo to live as free men.
“If at the expiration of the period given to you to make public, all your available evidence of fraud against Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB, you fail to do 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,” IPOB stated.