- Members of the Indigenous people of Biafra have accused enemies of agitation of comparing their leader Nnamdi Kanu to Jesus Christ
- The group said the comparison is blasphemous
- They accused the Department of State Services and some politician for sponsoring people to say such things
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has accused the Department of State Services and some unnamed politicians of sponsoring people to peddle rumour about Nnamdi Kanu.
The group spokesperson, Emma Powerful, in a statement issued on Sunday, said those comparing their leader, Kanu, to Jesus Christ are being sponsored by DSS and that Kanu would never compare himself to God.
The statement reads in part: “It is dangerous comparing him with God Almighty or Jesus Christ. It is the work of enemies planted within us by DSS and some politicians.
“Those involved in this ridiculous scandal and deformation of character will fail without delay and God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama must deal with them.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader in his life never challenged the authority of God Almighty who created Heaven and earth or Jesus Christ the son of God even the spirit.
“Nnamdi Kanu is a Christian and cannot blaspheme God Almighty and his son Jesus Christ, those using his name as saviour, messiah and Jesus are misinformed and uneducated because he never asked them to do so."
The group also denied that Nnamdi Kanu was behind the plot to boycott the Anambra governorship election later this year.
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“The boycott of election in Anambra state come November this year was not the making of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu rather the wish of eastern Nigeria and IPOB members who visited him in his home town Umuahia, where the people told him that they don’t need election again in Biafra land and they are ready to boycott election because since the creation of Nigeria they benefited nothing in Nigeria elections except killing, riots and humiliation from our politicians.
“Since the announcement for the election boycott in Anambra state, the federal government and their agent the DSS mapped out strategies and huge amount of money sharing to destroy and tarnish the image of Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB in general, those with this stupid story on social media platforms should retrace their steps because they will fail."
Meanwhile, Anambra state commissioner of police, Mr. Garba Umar has issued a stern warning to IPOB not to disrupt the governorship poll scheduled for November 18 in the state.
Umar said IPOB had no power to stop the poll, adding that the police would do its best to ensure that the exercise is peaceful.
The police boss, who spoke in an interview on Saturday July 1, maintained that no group should stop the people of the state from choosing their leader.
Watch NAIJ.com video of Nnamdi Kanu addressing followers in Isiama Afara, Abia state: