David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied allegations that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, received gifts to the tune of $50,000 and two Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) from the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano.
The social media has been agog with news that Kanu collected the sum of $50,000 and two Prado SUVs, shortly after his return from prison.
But IPOB in a statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the allegations are baseless, unsubstantiated and spurious.
It said IPOB is a global organisation with roots in all countries of the world, and capable of funding itself.
Powerful said: â€œNo politician of whatever persuasion can stand today to say he or she is a financier of IPOB because they are neither worthy nor capable of doing so.
â€œWe want to make it categorically clear to all and sundry that IPOB is a gigantic organisation which one man or group cannot have the wherewithal to sponsor. IPOB sponsorship comes from the membership worldwide through voluntary monthly dues and levies.â€
He absolved the leader of corruption, urging any politician that has ever sponsored the group to say so boldly.
He said: â€œKanu would rather die than belittle himself to the point of compromising the integrity of the struggle for Biafra emancipation at the hands of low life politicians.