Ojukwu’s son backs Buhari, disowns IPOB, MASSOB

Chidi Samuel || The son of the late Biafra warlord, Emeka Ojokwu (Jnr) on Wednesday corroborated President’s Buhari’s Monday morning broadcast that the late Ikemba Nnewi agreed with him in 2003 that Nigeria must remain one country.

The son of the late Biafran leader said his father told him about his discussion with Buhari and denied claims by some pro-Biafran groups that he was in support of the agitation for Biafra.

Ojukwu Junior, who made the claim in a statement he made available to newsmen in Awka, Anambra State, said he never granted any media interview or posted any message on social media that Buhari was wrong about his discussion with his late father.

According to him, “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 discussion with my late father.

“Let me state the following categorically: firstly, that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly that I am aware that His Excellency’s (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 motive might is 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 of the like; rather be rest assured that there will be no ambiguity whatsoever as to whether the comments came from me.”

Emeka Ojukwu Jnr urged those overheating the polity to desist from such in the interest of the country.

He added, “Let me lend my voice to those of the rest of my fellow countrymen and welcome Mr. President back home.”