Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obinwa has claimed that the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is the “highest” Igbo leader, Concise News reports.
This news medium understands that Fr. Obinwa, who is known as Ebube Muonso, said the pro-Biafra leader was even more respected than Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.
Ojukwu started the Biafra (for Igbo to secede from Nigeria) struggle which led to the Nigerian Civil War that took place between 1967 and 1970.
Ralph Uwazuruike took the baton and emerged as the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), before Kanu formed a separate group, IPOB, to fight for the creation of Biafra.
Speaking on how influential Kanu is, Ebebe Munso, who is the Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, said the pro-Biafra leader had a cult following.
He spoke during a recent crusade in the South East where he noted that for members of the IPOB and some pro-Biafra agitators to sit-at-home when Kanu called for it on May 30, meant the UK-based activist is influential in Igbo land.
“Nnamdi Kanu has become the highest Igbo leader. A man that said everybody should sit at home and everybody sat at home should be respected. I’m I lying?” the clergyman asked the congregation.
“The type of loyalists that Nnamdi Kanu has, I have not seen anybody that commands that kind of respect or type of loyalists in the history of Igbo even Ojukwu,” he added.
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