IPOB Strike: “Umahi Offered N1m To Journalists” – IPOB
South East governors in panic mode as Nigerian journalists covering IPOB sit-at-home protest are offered huge sums of money to falsify their stories refused the offer.
A white female foreign journalist from a blue chip news organisation who is part of the international media team covering the ongoing general strike in Biafraland called by IPOB to protest the invasion of Afaraukwu the home of the leader of IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has complained bitterly that one of his Nigerian colleagues who is about to wed has been offered 1million Naira by Gov. Dave Umahi not to publish the truth about the successful sit-at-home in Ebonyi State. This is part of a wider bribery scheme designed to compromise the integrity of journalists covering the event. These false leaders and corrupt individuals don’t want the world to know the truth about the success of today’s sit-at-home in remembrance of those killed at Isiama Afaraukwu Umuahia last year.
At the time of this report, newspaper editors in Lagos and Abuja, including Channels TV, has been inundated with calls from representatives of South East governors and Federal Ministry of Information promising them obscene amounts of money not to air or publish pictures of empty streets and deserted roads across Biafraland.
Huge sums of money has been promised to journalists of all newspaper houses not to issue even an interim report on the sit-at-home because it recorded over 90% compliance.
News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja has been contacted and warned not to use pictures of empty streets and roads in any of their publications.
Thankfully most of the journalists contacted said they will not be swayed by any brown envelope. They pledged to report the truth accurately in line with ethics of their profession. We commend them for their courage.
IPOB is calling on all Biafrans to keep sending live videos and pictures of the true state of our towns and villages to international and local media houses to preempt any attempt to replace truth with falsehood. The amount of money being offered to journalists in the South East and their editors is mouth watering. It is our fervent prayer that they will stand up in defence of the truth at this critical time.
Abia, Imo, Anambra, Rivers recorded total compliance. Delta, Bayelsa, Enugu and Ebonyi recorded 85% compliance with Enugu capital city and Abakaliki with skeletal human presence, most of which are government staff. In all the states, all markets were closed for the day. Reports are awaited from Cross River and Akwa Ibom.
South East governors have failed woefully as we know they would, so too has Ohaneze Ndigbo. Buratai and his killer army has been defeated without IPOB firing a bullet. Saboteurs that asked the people to ignore IPOB must hide their face in shame. IPOB is the people and the people is IPOB.
COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY SECRETARY FOR IPOB.