Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the conviction and sentencing of the former governor of Abia Orji Uzor Kalu, on N7.56 billion fraud.
The IPOB said what befell the lawmaker representing the people of Abia North in the senate should serve as a warning to other politicians from the Southeast.
“……and as I warned them many years ago, serve the Zoo come back in shame.
“I warned him when he came to see me in Kuje Prison that those illiterate unity begging Alimajiris from the desert don’t love him but he wouldn’t listen.
“I warned him that Fulani caliphate will not rest until they conquer, subdue and enslave the entire East and West because of their sense of inferiority complex, but he wouldn’t listen.
“I warned him of the pathological hatred these Alimajiris have towards Biafrans (Igbos especially) because our industry and ingenuity expose their mediocrity, but he wasn’t having it. He was a committed One Nigeria apologist.
“I reminded him of what happened to Ken Saro Wiwa who like him believed so much in One Nigeria and ended up being killed by the same Alimajiri he served so dilligently against Biafra, but he wouldn’t listen.
“Today they are picking them off one after the other because they know IPOB won’t fight for any Efulefu. If he had known what was to become of him, he would have done exactly what I told him during our meeting, join the nearest IPOB family and support the Biafra restoration project. Isn’t it ironic the only thing that will save Orji Uzor Kalu now is the coming of Biafra. Will Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu, Willie Obiano, Rochas Okorocha learn from this?.”
Investigate PDP Leaders’ Link With Hushpuppi — APC Tells EFCC, Others
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on anti-graft agencies to investigate the link between some notable leaders of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the leader of the Dubai based international e-fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abbas popularly known as “Hushpuppi”.
The party said the media space has been awashed with reports of criminal conspiracy linking some top echelon of the PDP with the fraudster who is currently facing criminal charges on cyber-enabled fraud in the United States of America.
The party through it’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the governing party, Mr. Yekini Nabena in a statement in Abuja on Saturday demanded for an investigation by the country’s anti-graft agencies of money laundering allegedly linking some PDP leaders and financiers to the Dubai-based international criminal ring.
The statement reads in part: “Reports of the criminal conspiracy linking the top echelon of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with Ramon Olorunwa Abbas also known as “Ray Hushpuppi” who was recently arrested along with associate(s) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States of America to face trial over cyber-enabled fraud and Business Email Compromise (BEC) schemes should be a matter of serious interest to relevant authorities in Nigeria.
“We note that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has already declared the arraigned Instagram celebrity wanted over fraud allegations. However, the EFCC, Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and other sister agencies must investigate money laundering reports linking some PDP leaders and financiers to the Dubai-based international criminal ring”.
The party said the call for investigation became necessary in order to unravel the choice of Dubai for the pre-2019 general election “strategic” meetings of the opposition party and the reported relationship of “Hushpuppi and some leaders including the opposition Presidential candidate.
According to Nabena, “PDP leadership turned Dubai into their “Strategic” meeting place ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and “Hushpuppi’s” affinity with the PDP leadership is not mere coincidence.
“At different times, “Hushpuppi” was seen photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Senator Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts.
“While relevant authorities investigate the nature of their relationship and business partnership, we also challenge the PDP leadership to do same by opening up on the nature of the relationship, particularly the kind of services the arrested “Hushpuppi” provided them”.
Ahead of Edo and Ondo governorship elections, the ruling party in the statement renewed it’s call against monetised elections and vote buying schemes which the PDP has serially deployed in past elections.
The party then urged relevant authorities to “up their guard to prevent this practices that threaten the sanctity of our elections. The people’s will and votes should determine elections, not illicit money used to buy votes.”
BREAKING: Ebonyi NUJ Chairman Arrested
The Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists(NUJ), Ebonyi State chapter, Comrade Tony Nwizi, has been reportedly arrested by the Police.
Details of his arrest, which are still sketchy at the time of this report, indicated that he was allegedly arrested following directives issued by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
But reacting to the arrest, Police spokesperson in the state, Loveth Odah explained that she cannot precisely say the location of the Policemen who arrested Nwizi.
“I know some policemen came into Ebonyi yesterday from Anti-Kidnaping Unit of Lagos State Police Command. They wanted their papers to be signed, so that they can effect an arrest
“We are still on the matter, in order to confirm if he was the one that they came for. The identity of who ever they came for is not usually disclosed.”
According to a reliable source, Nwizi was arrested based on a petition written by some yet-to-be identified individuals.
Abia Governor, Ikpeazu Tests Negative For COVID-19
Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has tested negative for coronavirus (COVID-19).
It will be recalled that the governor who tested positive for the virus penultimate week has been in self isolation where he has equally been receiving treatment.
However, a repeat test of the virus on his samples carried out by the officials of the National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC Friday night has returned negative.
A brief statement by the State Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu on Saturday morning stated that by the new development, the governor is now free of the virus.
The statement read thus: “To God the glory of God, repeat COVID-19 test conducted by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) on samples submitted by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday, 2nd July, 2020, returned negative result on Friday, 3rd July, 2020.
“Governor Ikpeazu is therefore deemed free of the virus according to the extant guidelines of NCDC and the World Health Organization (WHO). Thank you.”
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