According to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, lacks the resources to finance IPOB’s operations.
By making such allegations, the Department of State Services, or DSS, is allegedly attempting to force Emefiele out of office.
Emma Powerful, the spokesperson for IPOB, made the statement while refuting DSS allegations that Emefiele was sponsoring the separatist movement.
The report attributed to the DSS was labeled as false by Powerful.
Emefiele does not have the funds to support IPOB because the organization is larger than him, according to a statement by Powerful.
The statement reads partly: “The attention of the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the indefatigable liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the childish and fabricated lies from Nigeria Secret Police, Department of State Services (DSS) accusing Godwin Emefele, the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor (CBN), of funding the great movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“For record sake, IPOB doesn’t know the person called Godwin Emefele. We just know that he is the man in charge of the corrupt financial institution they call CBN.
“Godwin Emefele doesn’t have money to finance IPOB because IPOB is bigger than him, his government entity, including the DSS making such spurious idiotic and insulting allegation.”
Powerful said IPOB was being funded by its members across the world.
“IPOB movement is being financed and sponsored by its members scattered all over the world through our free will financial support.
“DSS can’t claim ignorance of such sources of funding of IPOB because they have the intelligence unless they want to tell the world that they are daft,” he added.