Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has described the missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, as a constant liar and that he never consulted him before taking any action.
“Whenever you talk with Nnamdi Kanu, he always speaks from both sides of his mouth; he is not a straightforward person. He never consulted me before taking any action,” Ikpeazu said.
The governor made this claims during an interview with the recently launched British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Igbo.
Ikpeazu, who said there was no doubt that Igbo people are being marginalised in Nigeria, however, said that there was the need for the people to discuss as one on how to get out of the situation.
He said, “Although we all agreed that we Igbos are being marginalised but we should sit down and discuss the way out.”
Also accepting that there was the need for Ndigbo to have a leader who could lead them to the Promised Land, the governor argued that such a person should not be Kanu, who according to him, hates the governors from the region despite their love for him.
“Nnamdi Kanu hates South East governors, he does not want to associate with us despite the love we have for him.
“It’s true that Igbos are being marginalised but how can we get to the promise land? Who will lead the Igbos to the promise land? Do we have enough guns if war should break out?”
This is coming just as the wife of Nnamdi Kanu, Uche, had a day earlier insisted that the Nigerian Army knows the whereabouts of her husband, whom she said she does not if he is alive or dead.
Uche, who also spoke to BBC Igbo, said that the last time she spoke with her husband was in September 2017, when Nigerian Army invaded their home in Abia State. (Ripples Nigeria)