Emeka Anyaoku Turns Down Biafra Agitators’ Requests To Speak On their BehalfLatest News, News, News From The State Friday, March 11th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) An ex- Secretary- General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka Anyaoku, has refused to accept a request by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB to speak on its behalf at a proposed meeting between Biafra supporters and US congressmen scheduled to take place in Nigeria.
Anyaoku, said on Thursday that nobody has contacted from the pro-Biafra group for the assignment, saying although, whether contact or not, he would not accept such job.
The Anambra state born Diplomat stated: “I have not been approached nor would I be willing to undertake such an assignment in the present circumstances,’’.
AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that the Biafra agitators have also listed ex- Vice President, Alex Ekwueme as one of its spokesmen during the meeting which its venue has not been made public by the group.
The group, in a statement on Thursday signed by two of its spokesmen, Emma Mmezu and Clifford Iroanya, said:“It has come to the notice of IPOB that some selfish individuals, who deliberately misconstrue our genuine intentions towards the restoration of Biafra are busy parading themselves as elders or custodians of our present agitation.
“Once again, we have been reliably informed that Ohaneze Ndigbo have once again hijacked the proposed visit of US Congressmen to Biafraland, thereby positioning themselves as the mouthpiece of IPOB which is blatantly false.
“We have not mandated this group called Ohaneze to represent IPOB in any capacity.
“That US Congressmen are in Biafraland today is as a result of the hard work of IPOB all over the world in lobbying these US lawmakers.”
“IPOB would like the world to know that we have credible traditional rulers, elder statesmen and respectable Biafrans capable of representing IPOB at these talks with the Americans.”
“IPOB has chosen Dr Arthur Nwankwo, Dr Alex Ekwueme, Archbishop Anthony Obinna, Gen. Alex Maduebo, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Chief Emeka Anyoku, as credible elders who will speak the truth without being easily compromised.”
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