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General News of Thursday, 30 December 2021


Uzodinma will name political opponents as sponsors, says IPOB

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has alleged that the names of sponsors of insecurity Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma said he would publish on Monday, January 3, 2022, would be made of his political opponents.

The Media and Publicity Secretary of the proscribed group, Emma Powerful, disclosed this in a statement made available to our correspondent in Awka, Anambra State capital, on Wednesday, December 29.

The state governor had said 18 suspects arrested by security agencies had named their sponsors, promising to reveal their identities and roles at a stakeholders meeting on Monday, January 3, 2022.

But IPOB in the statement warned the Imo governor to stop targeting his political opponents by tagging them sponsors of IPOB.

Describing Uzodimma’s libeling style as laughable, IPOB called him “a totally confused man”.

The statement read in part, “The attention of the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been drawn to the laughable statement from Hope Uzodinma, that he would expose sponsors of IPOB in Imo State. The statement only confirmed Uzodinma as a totally confused man.

“It is only political Esau like Hope Uzodinma that does not know that IPOB is a self-sponsored global movement. We have no single sponsor from anywhere because no single individual has the capacity to bankroll this movement.

“In case Uzodinma doesn’t know, IPOB is not like a political party that depends on god-fathers to exist. We don’t accept donations from politicians and even Uzodinma knows this.

“If we accept donations from politicians, Uzodinma himself would have been one of our sponsors but he is disappointed that we are not swayed by money. We have never hidden our sources of sponsorship: members of this great global family willingly and gladly finance the movement.”

The statement added: “We don’t really owe mindless traitors and political slaves like Uzodinma any explanations on our source(s) of existence, but we feel obliged to make these explanations because we know his antics.

“He has already concluded plans to implicate some of his political opponents, and the only fastest way to accomplish such evil mission is to brand them sponsors of IPOB.”

The IPOB statement noted that the only crime committed by the innocent people including some traditional rulers that Uzodinma intends to implicate was that they told him to stop killing Imo youths.

“Anyone who is courageous to ask Uzodinma to halt the ongoing carnages and bloodletting in Igboland by the hoodlums he recruited have automatically become sponsors and financiers of IPOB.

“Imo people should atone for their sins against God that made God allow this affliction called Uzodinma to be imposed on them by the Supreme Court headed by Fulani bandits,” it added.

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