Activist Deji Adeyanju does not seem happy with Nnamdi Kanu’s latest order to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
After the presidency, on Friday, announced President Muhammadu Buhari’s official trip to Japan, IPOB leader Kanu openly instructed his followers to “arrest” Buhari on foreign soil.
President Buhari leaves Nigeria for Japan on Sunday to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, holding in the City of Yokohama from August 28-30, 2019.
Kanu said he had instructed IPOB members in the Asian country to “disgrace and arrest” the Nigerian president.
“You have heard me say before and I will say again, Nnamdi Kanu is only a businessman looking for where to collect money,” Adeyanju, himself a vocal critic of the Nigerian leader, said on Sunday morning.
“He is not driven by ideology or love for the Igbos. After attacking his fellow Igbo brother, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who played a significant role in ensuring his release from Kuje Prison in Germany, Kanu the businessman has called on some of his miscreants/supporters to attack President Buhari as he visits Japan.
“Those who were doubting me when I said Kanu is being sponsored by some element in the North can now see the clear handwriting on the wall. How can any reasonable person openly call for an attack on the president of a nation on foreign soil?
“Even if you don’t like Buhari or what he represents, at least we must respect the fact that he is the president of our country.
“Do you think Kanu does not know the danger of attacking Buhari in Japan. He knows but those sponsoring him are doing everything humanly possible to ensure no Igbo man ever rule Nigeria and also put peace-loving Igbos in the North in danger by setting them up for reprisal attacks by Buhari’s fanatical supporters.
“The other plot is also to use Kanu to divide Igbos by creating an atmosphere of war.
“The plan of the sponsors of Kanu is to provoke the political leaders in the South East, that is, governors and other elected officials to the point that they will have no other option but to orchestrate attacks against Kanu and his supporters in retaliation.
“Kanu only worships money and will not stop the verbal attacks on Igbo leaders in as much as his paymasters continue to send him alerts,” Adeyanju said.
Founded in 2012, IPOB leads the calls to create an independent state for Igbos in the old Eastern Region of Nigeria through a referendum.
The Nigerian government has declared IPOB a terrorist group.