- Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister says reports that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, will be dropping his secession agenda is false.
- Femi Fani-Kayode says the ruling All Progressives Congress is behinde the report
- In the report the IPOB leader said he is dropping his agitation for Biafra
Femi Fani-Kayode, former aviation minister has lashed out at reports that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu will be dropping his secession agenda.
He said the report is an outright falsehood by detractors of the IPOB leader.
The former aviation minister accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, of being behind the reports, which quoted Kanu as making the comments during his private visit to him recently.
Reacting to the statement, Jude Ndukwe, media adviser to Fani-Kayode in statement on Wednesday said the report that Nnamdi Kanu made such statement is a lie.
He said it was a concocted story that emanated from the APC which is aimed at discrediting Kanu.
The statement read: “While we are proud of having hosted the courageous IPOB leader when he paid a visit to FFK as part of his “Thank you tour”, we wish to state categorically clear that Prince Nnamdi Kanu didn’t make such statement.
“Our investigations have revealed that that statement emanated from the notorious APC Media Centre (a coordinated propaganda machinery of our collective traducers).
“Kanu could not in any way have made and did not make such a statement, and nothing of that sort or anything near it was said by him or any other person present at the meeting.
“If anything, our strong belief is that the IPOB leader still holds very tightly to his struggle and the principles behind it. He does not in any way look like a man that would flinch in the face of intimidation or harassment.
“He cut the figure of a man that is more determined now than ever to see his struggle through to a logical conclusion.
“The meeting was also held in an atmosphere of conviviality and was characterised by mutual respect and appreciation for and to all parties involved in the struggle to have our people emancipated from oppression and tyranny.
“We therefore cannot afford to help our common traducers divide us now. Unfortunately, some of those who shared the wickedly false story in the social media and other places are those who should have known better and apply circumspection.
“They are those who are the most pitiable victims of State oppression and tyranny but would neither raise a finger to join in the struggle for emancipation but would rather put all their hands in bids to destroy it.
“At this point, we ask, whose interest are they serving? Our traducers are master propagandists. It beats our imagination that some people can’t still spot their work when they see it and dismiss same even on its face value.
“We urge every well meaning Nigerian to kindly disregard that misleading statement purportedly authored by Prince Kanu whenever and wherever it is found and dismiss same for all its malice, wickedness, evil, as the intentions of its faceless authors are divisive and ignoble. But they have failed!”
In the NAIJ.com video below, watch reactions that trailed the bail condition granted to Nnamdi Kanu in court today, April 25.