The Nigerian Citizens’ Alliance for Self-Determination, Professor Banji Akintoye, has denied any links with the Indigenous People of Biafra and its leader Nnamdi Kanu.
Akintoye, the head of the umbrella group for the Yoruba Coalition, Ilana Omo Oodua, said in a statement released by the party’s media secretary Maxwell Adeleye, ‘Ilana Omo Oodua is not in any relationship with Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB ‘on Monday.
The statement said Ilana Omo Oodua is collaborating with the Lower Niger Congress and not IPOB or Kanu.
He also urged the community to ignore the “false notions” of Akintoye and Kanu’s co-workers.
The statement read, “The attention of Ilana Omo Oodua has been drawn to an online newsletter entitled,“ Roma Mega Rally; Oodua in Biafra in Italy ”contains a portrait of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Banji Akintoye, and Chief Sunday Igboho along with a photo of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, creating a false impression on Professor Banji Akintoye at a Yoruba meeting. Gathering under the banner of Ilana Omo Oodua in the form of a working relationship with Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and the citizens of Biafra.
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“The public is being told that Prof Banji Akintoye and Ilana Omo Oodua have no form of relationship with Nnamdi Kanu or IPOB and the use of portraits of Professor Banji Akintoye in the letter said in the Rome Italy Mega campaign Rally is unlicensed. Online shopping in Nigeria
“It is a disgrace to both Akintoye and the Omo Omo Oodua organization.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Illana Omo Oodua, an organization in the east of Nigeria, is co-operating with the Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) Lower Niger Congress.
“The public should please ignore this misleading postcard and any future misrepresentations.”