Imo State Governor has been grossly Criticized by The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Over comments made by Governor Hope Uzodimma which claimed that he hijacked the Eastern Security Network (ESN) from southeast governors.
IPOB described the claim as a fallacy and shameful, the group further alleged that the governor had attempted to infiltrate, and possibly hijack ESN but ended up disappointed.
In a recent statement made yesterday, the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, insisted that its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, floated ESN following the refusal by the South East and South-South governors to establish a security outfit in the region. The group further stressed that those behind the setting up of ESN were in the public domain.
The statement read in quotes:
The attention of IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, has been drawn to the fallacious, amusing, and shameful claims by Uzodimma that IPOB hijacked ESN from southeast governors.
We don’t need to belabor ourselves in convincing the public on who set up ESN because it is public knowledge. For five months, our leader was begging South East and South-South governors to float a regional security outfit to protect and defend our people against genocidal attacks by terrorists masquerading as Fulani herdsmen. Our leader even wrote a letter to the governors, which was made public, but they turned deaf ears.
The group alleged that the governors were unable to stand with the people because they wanted to please the Caliphate.
Let somebody remind Uzodimma to stop disgracing himself further by claiming what does not exist. We can understand his frustration. He had attempted, but in vain, to infiltrate and possibly hijack ESN, but was disappointed; hence his resort to cheap blackmail. But this too will not fly.
“We wish to remind Uzodimma that IPOB does not need him or his fellow governors to sustain ESN,” IPOB stated, adding that with presence in over 120 countries, it would sustain and finance ESN to actualise its mandate.