Emeka Ihedioha, former governor of Imo, has denied commending President Muhammadu Buhari following the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu. Before being flown back to Abuja, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader was apprehended outside Nigeria by intelligence services.
Kanu is being held by the Department of State Services (DSS). He is charged with treason and will be re-arrested on July 26.
Aic Akwarandu, a spokesman for Ihedioha, said in a statement that “mischief makers” allegedly working for Governor Hope Uzodinma were spreading slander.
Akwarandu noted that Nigerians know very well about the forces which were handled by the former governor.
The assistant described the Deputy Speaker, former House of Representatives, as a brave man not hiding and looking.
He said, “He is one whose press release will not be a subject of clandestine circulation. Emeka Ihedioha was not at any gathering in recent times where such issues were discussed.
“The picture which the fake press release is being circulated with was taken when he paid a condolence visit to the Governor of Adamawa State on August 11th 2019.”
“It is worrisome that those circulating the fake press release are all media aides and media attaches at the Governor Hope Uzodinma’s office.”
In addition to that, the statement raised the alarm of the plan to link false quotes consistently with Imo leaders to distract the public from “the brazen failure of state leadership.”