It further maintain that Kanu’s agitation for the realisation of the republic of Biafra was anything but altruistic, the coalition urged well-meaning Ndigbo in particular, and Nigerians in general, to disregard the “terrorist” group and their activities, which they insisted, were inimical to national security and progress.
The concerned professionals, who operate under the identity of Coalition of South East Professionals Network in Nigeria and Diaspora (CSEPNND), said they were compelled to make this further clarification,in response to a statement on social media claiming otherwise.
Their position was conveyed in a statement by their National President, Prof. Madumere Chika, and National Secretary, Anayo Uchemba.
In the statement, the professionals recalled that barely twenty-four hours ago, they had alerted the public on the development in the UK, wherein Kanu was reported to have registered IPOB as a “community interest company”.
To buttress their position, the South East professionals draw attention to the fact that Kanu has since “filed zero income in UK financial report”, ostensibly to pave the way for the personalisation of the group.
In their earlier statement, the concerned Nigerians had called on well-meaning Igbo sons and daughters to pull out of the group and openly identify with the Nigerian State as others are already doing,saying Ndigbo has so much to gain being in an indivisible Nigeria than Kanu’s acclaimed Biafra.
This was as they further charged them on the need to remain firm and resolute in their decision in showing unalloyed allegiance to the Nigerian State and not allow Kanu succeed to manipulating them into joining his secessionist group to promote his selfish agenda.
They had asked: “,How can Kanu change the registration status of IPOB to his personal business if he truly means well for his followers? Kanu and his wife remain the sole signatories to IPOB’s main account in Germany, is this not clear that it’s a personal business?”.
They had contended further that, “This has completely vindicated our stand that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is just a common fraudsters who is only out to make money and other personal gains for himself and not representing the Igbo nation”.
In its reaction, the proscribed IPOB had dismissed the position as false, describing CSEPNND as “faceless”.