First son of late Biafran warlord, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Emeka Ojukwu, Jr. yesterday said President Muhammadu Buhari was right in his broadcast speech that he discussed the unity and indivisibility of the Nigerian nation with his late father.
This came as the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday said the organization set up Biafra Secret Service, BSS, to gather intelligence on the rampaging herdsmen and to monitor the October 1 deadline quit notice issued to Igbo people in the North by a coalition of Arewa youths.
In a press statement made available to reporters in Awka, Emeka Ojukwu denied media reports that he made a statement that Buhari was wrong in his statement in the broadcast that he had discussions with his father on the unity of the nation.
“I want to state in an unequivocal terms that at no time did l grant any interview to any media or post anything on the social media.”
His reaction followed stories making the round in the social media that he (Ojukwu Jr.) replied Buhari’s statements as untrue which Biafra agitators have been describing as lies, demanding proof of President Buhari’s meeting with the late Ikemba.
Continuing, Ojukwu Jr. noted that his late father actually held the said meeting with Buhari before his demise, adding that all that Buhari said in his nationwide broadcast were true.
“It has been brought to my attention that there is an article making the rounds on social media attributed to me, refuting the remarks of Mr. President concerning his relationship and discussions with my late father.
“Let me state categorically that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly, that I am aware that Buhari’s comments were indeed factual.
“I have noticed a disturbing trend recently of fake news being attributed to me on social media. I don’t know who is behind it or what their motivation might be but let me assure you that any time I feel the need to comment publicly on any matter, I will not do so via some anonymous email or anything.”
Ojukwu Jr. urged members of the public to discountenance the stories in the social media or any media platform whatsoever credited to him that he accused Buhari of telling lies, warning that such malicious and damaging publications would not be taken lightly should it be repeated.
He also urged the president not to take such comments serious as it smacked of gutter and yellow media reportage aimed at overheating the polity.