Son of late Odumegwu Ojukwu, Emeka Ojukwu Jr., has aligned himself with President Muhammadu Buhari’s claim that he (Buhari) and his father had agreed to promote one Nigeria.
President Buhari disclosed in his national broadcast on Monday that the late Ojukwu, who was a pro-Biafran leader, visited him at his home in Daura, Katsina state, where they discussed and agreed to have one Nigeria.
This instance provoked reactions and counter reactions especially from Biafra agitators whose agitation for secession has heightened since 2015.
It was later speculated that Ojukwu Jr. debunked the president’s claims which then prompted him to issue a statement to deny the speculation.
It has been brought to my attention that there is an article making the rounds on social media attributed to me refuting the remarks of Mr. President concerning his relationship and discussions with my late father.
Let me state the following categorically; firstly, that I made no such comments to anybody, and secondly that I am aware that His Excellency’s comments were indeed factual.
I have noticed a disturbing trend recently of fake news being attributed to me on social media.
I don’t know who is behind it or what their motivation might be but let me assure you that any time I feel the need to comment publicly on any matter, I will not do so via some anonymous email or anything of the like, rather be rest assured that there will be no ambiguity whatsoever as to whether the comments came from me.