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How Kanu Took Advantage Of Igbos’ Naivety, Anger – Okorocha

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Former Imo State Governor and current Senator representing Imo West in  the Senate, Rochas Okorocha has described the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu as a smart man who took advantage of the Igbo’s unhappiness and naivety to build a huge following.

Okorocha made the remark during a chat with Arise TV which was monitored by The Eastern Updates while commenting on IPOB’s secessionist agitation in the Southeast.

Okorocha maintained that most Southeast youths are not secessionists but angry Nigerians railing against the system, making them easy targets for IPOB’s agenda.

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‘The issue of IPOB is very controversial and they are the agitations of some young men seeking for relevance who even disrespected me during my tenure as a governor; I don’t see them as secessionists.

‘They had been told that the rest of the country hates them. Nnamdi Kanu is a smart man who got these people to think as he wanted,’ he said.

Meanwhile, apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lambasted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), accusing the body of making itself a willing tool towards harassing the people of the South-East out of the 2023 presidential race.

The Eastern Updates reports that this was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.

Okwu, who hailed former Imo Governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha for joining the presidential race, said it has become a norm for the EFCC to go after the people of the South-East once they showed interest in the presidential race.

The anti-graft agency had on Monday filed a 17-count charge against Okorocha over alleged looting of about N2.9 billion as governor.


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