The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has been attacked by the family of the missing leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Ikpeazu is under fire over his purported comment concerning the whereabouts of Kanu’s father, Eze Isreal Kanu.
Eze Kanu is also a traditional ruler in Isiama-Afaraukwu Umuahia community.
The spokesman for Kanu’s family, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, warned the governor against playing politics with their father’s whereabouts.
Nnamdi Kanu and his parents have been missing since September 14, 2017 after the military raided the palace.
Ikpeazu had told some people from Afaraukwu who paid him a visit at the Government House that the state government was making efforts alongside other South-East governors to find the monarch.
Ikpeazu also said he had no hand in the military invasion of the community during the operation Python Dance ll.
Reacting to the Governor’s comment, Emmanuel urged Ikpeazu to “look for better ways to entertain his guests and not use Kanu as a campaign slogan for his re-election bid.”
He said, “the Governor should be mindful of his utterances concerning the whereabouts of the monarch and his other family members yet to be sighted since the military raid on the palace last year.”
He wondered why, “the governor didn’t think it was wise to visit the family over a year that our father, mother and brother disappeared but now making them campaign tools.’’