Emeka Ojukwu Jr, son of late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has condemned a statement credited to him that he refuted the remarks of the President, concerning Buhari’s relationship and discussions with his late father.
He denied granting any media interview or posting such message on social media.
He said this in reaction to stories making the rounds on social media that he (Ojukwu Jr.) described Buhari’s statements as untrue.
Emeka also distanced self from Biafrans’ statement, vindicating President Buhari on his celebrated discussions with his late father on the unity of Nigeria.
Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) had demanded proof of the meeting between the late Ikemba of Nnewi and Mr. President.
In a statement issued on Wednesday and made available to newsmen in Awka, Ojukwu Jr. noted that his late father actually held the said meeting with Buhari before his demise, adding that what Buhari said in his nationwide broadcast was true.
The statement read in part, “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 lend my voice to those of the rest of my fellow countrymen and welcome Mr. President back home.
“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.
President Buhari provides proof
President Buhari has posted a short video of him meeting with Mr. Ojukwu in 2003.
The video was uploaded on the president’s official Twitter page following arguments on social media after he mentioned that he met Ojukwu.
He captioned the video: “In 2003, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu visited me in Daura. Over 2 days we discussed Nigeria’s problems extensively, & came to one conclusion.”
In 2003, the late Chief Emeka Ojukwu visited me in Daura. Over 2 days we discussed Nigeria’s problems extensively, & came to one conclusion. pic.twitter.com/RJJjzwgKwL
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) August 21, 2017