The Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) has declared that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, will rather die instead of renouncing Biafra. The group also called for his immediate release by President Muhammadu Buhari, in line with the directive of an Abuja Federal High Court.
In a statement signed by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB said they sought to rule Nigeria, while Kanu’s pre-occupation is to ensure the emancipation of Biafra from the clutches of Nigeria.
The statement reads in part; “Nnamdi Kanu with all due respect is bigger and greater than those trying kill him. So the comparison doesn’t arise. Nnamdi Kanu is not seeking rulership of Nigeria that could reasonably bring him into conflict with entrenched Northern interest whose sole desire is to continue to rule Nigeria.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) worldwide under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu warn MEND and its agents to leave Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB alone and face their business with Federal Government.
We have no issue with Gbomo Jomo and mend again because IPOB is a mass movement that have branches and intellectuals all over the world. “What is baffling and a unique problem in Africa is the inability of conscientious people to rise up and insist on the truth.
Why should the world not compel Buhari to obey a simple court order in a country that claims to know the meaning of the word ‘law’? “Should we not be clamouring for adherence to the rule of law rather than encouraging dictatorship by insisting that there must be some kind of rejection of ones identity in order to be spared.
Nigerians should know better that executive power lies with Buhari but not the judiciary or legislature” “Instead of our leader to renounce Biafra he would renounce Nigeria publicly, mark our words.
We are not after securing bail for our leader we are after his freedom and freedom for the people of Biafra. Even a child born today knows that any attempt to tamper with Nnamdi Kanu’s life will bring the sort of calamity too horrible to imagine in Nigeria.
“For the sake of clarity we must state that Abacha did not kill Abiola because they both were killed at roughly the same time. So for anybody to come from anywhere to kill our leader must also make sure they kill Buhari too in order to have the MKO Abiola scenario replicated.”
– New Telegraph