Emeka Ihedioha, the former governor of Imo State, has accused Hope Uzodimma, the current governor of Imo State, with authoring a fictitious letter that allegedly demanded Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, not be released.

Ihedioha claimed in a statement posted on his social media pages on Sunday that two documents—a letter pleading with the Minister of Justice to not release Kanu and a voice note purportedly made by him in which he was allegedly issuing threats—were “criminally” forged in an effort to pitch him against the public.

Part of the statement reads;

“It is laughable and preposterous, knowing my background and predicament that I will be writing to the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation, asking him to continue to illegally hold on to Nnamdi Kanu even after a court of competent jurisdiction had discharged him. What benefits will such a letter confer on me in a matter of such public concern, sensitivity and volatility. How does that make sense?

“If anyone should be afraid of a free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, it is Hope Uzodimma. The fact that he and fellow characters will concoct such a letter shows the level they are prepared to go in order to hang on to the power they acquired through dubious means.”