Intersociety, SBCHROs Rebut NAIJ Lies That They Named Peter Obi, Ekweremadu, Ors Pro-Biafrans Sponsors
*Re – Intersociety & SBCHROs Name Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu, 21 Others As Sponsors Of Insurgency Of The Pro Biafran Groups
*Exposing The Wickedness Of Enemies Of Igbo People And Southeast/Int’l Human Rights Movement
The attention of the leaderships of Int’l Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and Southeast Based Coalition of Human Rights Organizations (SBCHROs) have been drawn to the above underlined wicked publication titled: Intersociety & SBCHROs name Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu and 21 Others As Sponsors of Insurgency of the Pro Biafran Groups.
The wicked, scandalous and malicious publication was published few hours ago this evening being 4th June 2017 by the Naija.com with one Kess Ewubare as its author.
The Naija.com claimed that the highly malicious and scandalous story originally emanated from Daily Times. The link to the scandalous story is here: https://www.naija.ng/1967-ekweremadu-peter-obi-sponsoring-biafra-movement-group-alleges.html.
The scandalous publication of the Naija.com had criminally listed the following as its manufactured sponsors of its imaginary “insurgency of the pro Biafran groups”: 1. Amnesty International, 2. Alaigbo Development Foundation, 3. Igbo Youth Movement, 4. Ike Ekweremadu, 5. Peter Obi; 6. Joe Achuzia, 7. US Embassy in Nigeria, 8. Mike Akuoma, 9. Ugochukwu Chinwuba, 10. Ikechukwu Okoye, 12. Prince Emeka Onyeso, 13. Okechukwu Nwanguma, 14. Aloysius Attah, 15. Ibuchukwu Ezike, 16. Tochukwu Ezeoke and his Igbo Ekunie group, 17. Justus and Justine Ijeomas, 18. Alex Olisa, Damian Ugwu, 19. Damian Ogudike, Tools & Allied Market and its leadership, 20. Ekwenche Group, USA, 21. Uche Asiegbu, 22. George Onyeibe, 23. Samuel Kamanyoku and others
We have few hours ago been bombarded with calls from our friends, supporters, partners and others concerned including our friends in the security establishments drawing our prompt attention to the said scandalous statement.
The calls came barely hours after we deliberated on ongoing smear campaign by the same Igbo enemies to stampede the Federal Government, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court and Hon Justice Binta Nyako into revocation of Citizen Nnamdi’s bail.
We had during the deliberation, also read and studied the ongoing similar smear campaign and statement emanating from the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army, labeling IPOB as “transformed armed militias” and how “the Army escaped its ambush”.
The leadership of Intersociety led by Emeka Umeagbalasi was consequently pleaded with to issue a statement in response to same.
We understand that the publishers of the scandalous publication wickedly doctored and twisted our coalition’s statement of 2nd June 2017, titled”: Why The Three New Faces (Obi, Kanu & Ekweremadu) Of Socio-Political Reawakening In Igbo Land Must Not Be Found Wanting.
The statement was widely published as authored by the web or online media and among those that published same is here: http://newsrescue.com/south-east-activists-query-obianos-50000-two-suvs-gifts-nnamdi-kanu/
Our checks to ascertain the gravity of doctoring and distortion of the referenced publication of ours by the Naija.com and its primary source, if any, clearly showed that it was our commendation segment or part of the statement that was wickedly doctored and twisted.
We have in the statement in which a number of issues were critically addressed singled out friendly groups and individuals including media practitioners, diplomats, local and int’l human rights activists and groups as well as other friendly academia groups, socio-cultural groups and artisans like Keke and Okada riders; likewise some IPOB activists and traders; for special commendation for volunteering useful human rights or humanitarian information or speaking out against heinous rights abuses against innocent and unarmed pro Biafra campaigners.
The trio of Peter Obi, Ike Ekweremadu and Nnamdi Kanu were mentioned for speaking out at one point or the other concerning the killing of unarmed and defenseless Igbo citizens particularly the killing of innocent and unarmed members of IPOB and MASSOB.
They were also strongly advised and cautioned on account of their current status as 2016 distinguished Igbo personalities of the year to always live aboard and identify with Igbo People and their genuine cause of Igbo Emancipation.
For the avoidance of doubt, the commendation segment or part of our statement under reference is reproduced as follows:
“The following are worthy of commendation for their priceless and immeasurable roles in the human rights, humanitarian, research, documentation and media advocacy aspects of the nonviolent pro Biafra campaigns in Nigeria so far.
“They are Amnesty Int’l, SBCHROs, Intersociety, Alaigbo Development Foundation, Igbo Youth Movement, Ike Ekweremadu, Peter Obi, Joe Achuzia, US Embassy in Nigeria, Mike Akuoma, Ugochukwu Chinwuba, Ikechukwu Okoye, Clifford Iloanya, Prince Emeka Onyeso, Okechukwu Nwanguma, Aloysius Attah, Ibuchukwu Ezike, Tochukwu Ezeoke and his Igbo Ekunie group, Justus and Justine Ijeomas, Alex Olisa, Damian Ugwu, Damian Ogudike, Tools & Allied Market and its leadership, Ekwenche Group, USA, Uche Asiegbu, George Onyeibe, Samuel Kamanyoku.
“Others are Isaac Umunna and his News Express Online, Daniel and Tim Elombah and their Elombah.com, Madam Aziza Uko and her Trent Online, Emeka Odugwu and his Odogwu Blog, Chidi Opara and his Chidiopara Reports…