The Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry in Anambra, Southeast Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, popularly known as Ebube Muonso , has said that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), is more respected and has more loyalists than late Biafra warlord, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu.
Ebube Muonso as he is fondly called made this statement at a crusade in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria recently.
Ojukwu started the struggle for the Republic of Biafra, a struggle he won when Biafra came into existence as a country but later lost after Biafra stopped existing as a country. He eventually went on exile.
After Ojukwu’s death, Ralph Uwazuruike
became the new face of the Biafra struggle, becoming the leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), a secessionist movement in Nigeria, associated with Igbo nationalism, which supports the recreation of an independent state of Biafra.
However, Nnamdi Kanu, who at the time was under Uwazuruike, dumped MASSOB and went ahead to create his own group with the name IPOB, which has since become the most vibrant Biafra group in Nigeria of recent.
On Kanu’s influence, Ebube Muonso said for members of the IPOB and some pro-Biafra agitators to sit-at-home when Kanu called for it on May 30, shows that the IPOB leader is a major force in the South East.
Ebube Muonso described Kanu as the “highest Igbo leader” who is more respected than Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, the late Biafra warlord.
“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 reverend father asked the congregation at a crusade recently.
Rev. Muonso told worshippers at the crusade that Kanu has the highest loyalists in the history of Igbo.
“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.”