The founder of the Customary Government for the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Barrister Emeka Emekesiri, has narrated how Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and ex-militant leader, Asari Dokubo tried to hijack the group.
Emekesiri alleged that Kanu and Dokubo tried to hijack IPOB because they were aware of the good ideas he had and the secessionist group was a good product.
According to Vanguard, he said Dokubo went behind him to form a Customary government after ignoring his calls for a meeting.
Recall that Dokubo had in March 2021, announced the formation of a new Biafra Customary Government, BCG.
He stated that BCG was formed without adhering to the original laid out plans.
“You know people say that a good product is subject to counterfeits, nobody counterfeits a bad product. They know that the product I have is a good product, they know the original vision that I have and they know it’s an excellent vision and that’s why they try to counterfeit it.
“Those who believe in what I believe, we will continue with the original IPOB, the original customary government, no matter the counterfeits because in the end the original will stand.
“Asari Dokubu once said he wanted to come into the umbrella of the customary government and I said that’s good, there is customary government instituted by the elders of which I am their spokesman or Chairman of the governing council, so I said if that is the case let us go ahead.
“While I was in Enugu, I made a move and called Asari Dokubu and requested for a meeting with Ralph Uwazuruike but Asari said he will not be able to come.
“The next thing I heard was that we were creating an implementation committee called Customary Government Implementation committee and I agreed and asked what shall we implement because we already have programmes on the ground? And the next thing I heard was an announcement that he will create 20 Biafra provinces.”
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