Okorocha Speaks On Allegation, I Didn’t Call For Nnamdi Kanu’s Hanging

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, on Wednesday
described as unfounded and malicious the allegation that he called for the
hanging of the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Okorocha in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr.
Sam Onwuemeodo, said the report published in the social media was a mere
attempt to malign his image ahead of the 2019 general election.

The statement reads

: “The attention of the Imo State
Government has once again been drawn to another fictitious allegation in the
social media claiming that the state Governor had called for the hanging of Mr.
Nnamdi Kanu leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB).

“Governor Okorocha does not know Nnamdi Kanu. He reads about
him on the pages of newspapers like every other Igbo man or Nigerian. Whether
he lives or dies, does not have any value to add to Governor Okorocha’s life
including his politics. So one begins to wonder why Governor Okorocha should
call for his hanging. Continue…

“If he dies, will Okorocha become Director of Radio Biafra
or IPOB leader? You ask again, whether one million Nnamdi Kanu could constitute
any threat to Okorocha in anyway. The answer is obviously No. Then what is
Okorocha’s interest in Kanu’s death or life that he would call for his hanging.
“The elements behind this latest moonlight tale also claimed
that the Imo Governor had made the call on January 15, 2016 in a meeting with
what they called Igbo Elders’ Forum.

“They did not mention the venue of the said meeting or those
at the meeting. Incidentally, the same January 15, 2016 (Friday) was the day
the Governor travelled out of the country for a brief vacation.

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