From Jeff Amechi Agbodo, Onitsha
THE spiritual leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and International Coordinator of Biafran Christian Movement (ICBCM), Ndubuisi Igwekani, has said that more calamities would befall Nigeria if the Federal Government continues to detain the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
He warned that if anything untoward happens to the IPOB leader, Nigeria would be on flame, adding that the African continent would not contain what would happen if he dies in prison.
Igwekani stated this after an emergency meeting of Biafran Christian Movement yesterday, calling on the international community to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release Kanu to go for medical treatment. “Federal government has no power to continue to detain Nnamdi Kanu after a court of competent jurisdiction had granted him bail. We want to call on President Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu with immediate effect because we are running out of patience. They should release Kanu to go for medical treatment and if anything happens to Kanu Nigeria will be on flames and we will not take it lightly with the leaders of this country,” he threatened.
He dismissed Ohaneze Ndigbo as a knocked engine and called for a new platform to represent the voice of the Igbo nation. His words: “Ohaneze Ndigbo which is the motor that carries the entire Igbo nations presently has knocked engine by delving into politics. We are calling on the Igbo nation to come up with another platform that will chart the cause of Igbo socio-cultural affairs because the present Ohaneze is as good as dead and will soon be buried.”
“The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is not speaking the minds of Igbo nation. Look at what happened last week during their Exco meeting in Enugu when they were allegedly attacked as they were allegedly sharing money probably given to them by politicians.”
“We know that Igbo are suffering in this country and we need leaders who are not politicians who will speak on behalf of Ndigbo in this country which the Ohaneze Ndigbo has failed to do. We need people that can speak on the social cultural interest and not politicians.”
He lamented further: “The roads in Southeast zone are nothing to write home about. They are death traps and Ohaneze is not saying anything about it, they are after their pockets. We describe the gathering of Owerri as gathering of politicians who are looking for contracts and we will never associate ourselves with such Ohanaeze leaders.”
He also urged the people of the old eastern region who are now in the South-South not to be deceived by the enemies in the land that they are not part of Biafra, calling on them “to remain steadfast and come together to chart a new course for Biafra state where they belong.” The Sun