About a week ago, the Biafra Independent Movement announced one Rev. Fr. Samuel Aniebonam as the chairman of Biafra Independent National Electoral Commission (B-INEC).
However, there are unconfirmed reports that the Catholic priest denounced the position, rubbishing Biafra. He was alleged to have said:
“Media reports claim that Chief Ralph Uwazurike of Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) appointed Rev Fr. Samuel Aniebonam as the chairman of Biafra Independent National Electoral Commission (B-INEC), a body that would conduct and supervise the internal election into offices of BIM on February 22.
“I, Rev Fr. Samuel Aniebonam, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, Anambra State, hereby dissociate myself from the publications as they were made without my consent. I, never in any forum, discussed or accepted the appointment, either from Chief Uwazurike, his agents, proxies or any other person. I also state unequivocally that by my vocation as a priest, I am stopped from active participation in partisan politics and I have maintained this in the 23 years of my priestly ordination. I have neither been involved in, nor encouraged any act of secession or insurrection against the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I, therefore, urge the public to disregard the publications as I strongly believe in the unity and indissolubility of Nigeria.”
Hmnn…Nawa o, who do we believe?
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