Naija News reports that the Presidency had said that the IPOB is plotting to stir a global apathy against Nigeria by falsely claiming that Christians are being persecuted.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who made this comment on Sunday, added that IPOB had secured the services of lobbyists and funded non-government organisations (NGO) to drive concocted claims against the Federal Government.
The Presidential spokesman said the aim is to diplomatically blackmail foreign countries, including the United States of America (USA) and the United Kingdom (UK), into rupturing relations with Nigeria.
Shehu said the elaborately planned scheme, which had already started gaining steam with some officials of the American government, including the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, had been receiving monthly funding of $85,000 since last October 2019.
The Presidency said IPOB’s the Christian persecution claim should not be taken seriously, adding that Nnamdi Kanu is only interested in Biafra and that the ‘Jewish’ claim by the leadership of the IPOB, is not a position shared by the generality of the members.
Reacting to the claims by the Presidency, Kanu said: “Every dime the indomitable IPOB family worldwide contribute towards our liberation goes towards the dismantling of Nigeria and restoration of Biafra, I mean every dime.”
The IPOB leader maintained that he does not “hotel, university or government contract” but that all he has is the grace of God to do his will which is to restore Biafra in truth and honesty.
: “I Mazi Nnamdi Kanu have no mansion, I have no car, I have no hotel, I have no university, I have no government contract, I don’t lie, I don’t cheat, I don’t steal, all I HAVE is the grace of Chukwu Okike Abiama to do his will which is to restore Biafra in TRUTH and HONESTY. Every dime the indomitable IPOB family worldwide contribute towards our liberation goes towards the dismantling of Nigeria and restoration of Biafra, I mean every dime.”
“Once again Nigerian Government has inadvertently confirmed that we spend big on our diplomatic offensive. We have destroyed Nigeria and by the time we are done with them, the name Nigeria will seize to exist.”