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Nnamdi Kanu Slams Jonathan, Describes Him As ‘Weak And Incompetent’ President

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• Says ex-president should be blamed for problems

From Okey Sampson, Aba

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has slammed former President Goodluck Jonathan as the harbinger of Nigeria’s problems.

In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun, at the weekend, Kanu described Jonathan as “weak and incompetent” president who did nothing for the South East, even though the region claimed him as one of their own. To Kanu, Jonathan’s wife, Patience, would have been a better president than her husband.

“Jonathan is my uncle, yes. I was one of those who said Jonathan’s tenure was more or less an Igbo presidency; it’s on record I said that. But, he knew I never liked his regime because he was weak and incompetent.

“I don’t support evil; if you do good, I will tell you, if you do bad, I will say it the way it is; I don’t curry favours.

“He was weak, I said I wish it was aunty Patience Jonathan who was in-charge, she would have done better.

 “Look at where Jonathan dropped us today; he never finished building the East/West Road, but, he built a railway line from Abuja to Kaduna so they will love him. Who told you that if they did not love Zik, that they will love you?”

Regardless, Kanu said the North has produced good leaders, in all sectors of the economy. The Biafra leader, who said people erroneously see him as hating the North, singled out former Presidents Shehu Shagari and late Umaru Yar’Adua as two good leaders who are from the North and had made their marks in Nigeria.     

 “People think I hate the North; that’s not true, but the only thing is that I say things the way they are, I don’t know how to tell lies to curry favours. People do not know that I love (former presidents Shagari and Yar’Adua more than I love (former President, Nnamdi Azikiwe) Zik. I’m saying this because when we were young and were growing up, the only notable person that built any notable infrastructure I saw with my two eyes was Shagari. The Enugu/Igwuocha (that the white man named Port Harcourt) Expressway, was built by the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) government of Shagari and then you can travel with joy because it was smooth and very clean.

 “Now, tell me who has ever done that since after Shagari, no, tell me. Which other infrastructure will you be proud of, nobody has ever done anything again.”

The IPOB leader described late President Yar’Adua as “a good and perfect gentleman. That was why you had the agitations cooled during the time of Yar’Adua. The man was a gentleman; he knew how to deal with people. I never met both men one on one, but these are good people. I’m not saying we don’t have other good people in the North, no, we have many of them, even in the judiciary, who are nice.

But the few terrible, horrible ones won’t allow them to emerge, that’s the problem.

 Reminiscing on the conditions an Abuja High Court put forward before granting him bail, Mazi Kanu said denying him his fundamental human rights to speak and to freely associate when he has not been convicted, speaks volumes about the hopelessness of the Nigerian judiciary.

 “Denying me of fundamental human rights which I have as a human being to speak, to talk and to freely associate, when I have not been convicted, speaks volume about the hopelessness of the Nigerian judiciary. That’s how awful it is, how uncivilised it is. How dare you ask somebody not to speak?

Have I been convicted of any crime? Is there a presumption of innocence before proven guilty? If I am innocent under bail, why should you prevent me from talking?”

Kanu said he is heading to court to challenge what he described as the stringent conditions the court attached to his release.

He also said he welcomed the quit notice on Igbo in the North by Arewa youths and reiterated his call on the Igbo to return home before they are massacred like their brothers in 1966.   (The Sun)

Details of interview to come on Wednesday

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Boycott Nov. Anambra Gubernatorial Election, Nnamdi Kanu Calls On Voters

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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

From: OKEY SAMPSON, Aba

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has called on eligible voters in Anambra State to boycott the November 2017 gubernatorial election in the state should the Federal Government fail to organise a referendum in the South East to determine the fate of Biafra.

Kanu made the call, on Tuesday, at Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku Umuahia, the Abia State capital, while addressing a mammoth crowed of IPOB members that gathered in his father’s palace to welcome him.

Kanu equally threatened that the people of Southeast and others under the Old Eastern Region would boycott the 2019 general elections should the Nigerian government under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari fails to hold a referendum for the South East.

The IPOB leader, who faulted acting President Yemi Osibanjo’s statement on why he (Kanu) was not amongst the south-east leaders and stakeholders invited to Aso Rock for a roundtable discussion, vowed not to relent in the struggle for the agitation for a sovereign state for Biafra.

According to him, “Nigerian government should build as many prisons as possible to jail all Biafrans because there is no going back and we are ready to go there (Prisons) unless the federal government give us Biafra.

“We are starting with Anambra come November this year. There will be no governorship election in Anambra State. In 2019, the whole of Biafra Land will not vote for any President. There will be no Senator, there will be no House of Reps, there will be no House of Assembly and there will be no Councillorship elections in Biafra land if they (Federal Government) fail to call for a referendum,” he said.

The IPOB leader urged his members to remain steadfast and calm as Biafra remains their only hope.

“We are not like any other people. People like us don’t come twice. That’s why I know that with the last breath in this very body that Biafra will be restored. There’s nothing anybody can do about it. Tell them that’s what I said. Nobody on this earth can stop Biafra.”

Those Kanu addressed included other Igbo socio-cultural organisations like  World Igbo Citizens (WIC) Ikwerre/River State chapter, who came to show solidarity with IPOB towards the restoration of the sovereign state of Biafra.

Some leaders of the WIC who spoke to the media said they supported Biafra restoration and Nnamdi Kanu because of his strong will and commitment towards the emancipation of the people of South East and South-south from marginalisation in the hands of Nigeria.    (The Sun)

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Nnamdi Kanu Not Relevant In Consultation With South East Leaders – Presidency

 

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IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

 

The Presidency has said it does not consider leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, relevant in ongoing consultations with leaders of the South East.
Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu said Kanu was not invited because the Presidency does not regard him as a leader of thought in the South East.
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, last week, flagged off series of meetings with northern and southern leaders of thought, traditional rulers and the clergy, over rising, ethnic tensions in those parts of the country.
Ojudu said:  “Well, the thing is that we were looking for leaders of the people, leaders of thought and we do not see him as a leader of thought in the South East. Maybe, an opportunity will come at one time or the other for him to be engaged. But, so far, what we have done is to look at people who have influence in the communities, whether it is religious, whether it is traditional, whether it is political, social or governance. These were the people we brought in for discussions.”
The presidential aide said “South East leaders, including Ohanaeze Ndigbo coming to see Osinbajo have neither asked for a referendum on Biafra or secession, but have only complained about marginalisation in appointments and harassment by police at roadblocks. Nobody has tabled that in all the discussions we have had. Nobody, I can tell you. Ohanaeze came with a prepared document. They made complaints about losing some key positions, not being appointed into security positions and all those kinds of things.
“And, these are things that can easily be addressed. Nobody canvassed secession at those meetings, nobody canvassed referendum.”
The presidential aide noted that the south east leaders Osinbajo has met so far were all on the same page of keeping Nigeria as one indivisible country in peace and harmony.
He said the federal government would tackle the perceived injustice in parts of the country through equitable distribution of resources and employment creation.  (The Sun)

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Turkey’s Diplomat Pays Courtesy Visit To Nnamdi Kanu |The Republican News

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IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and Turkish Diplomat, Abdulkadir Erkahraman

 
The Turkish government a few days ago sent a delegate in the person of Abdulkadir Erkahraman, the President of International Nations Commercial Association in the country who also doubles as an aide to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s.
 
According to Erkahraman, the Turkish government welcomes a transparent and trustworthy government with the leadership of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
 
Meanwhile, it was also revealed that the Turkish government has offered to partner with Biafrans and IPOB leadership in the areas of infrastructural development aimed at promoting quality education, quality healthcare, construction of good road networks and other basic projects which are yet to be revealed as the Independence of the defunct nation purportedly draws near.
 
Before his visit to Nnamdi Kanu in Nigeria, Erkahraman has joined in various rallies organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra, in his country.
 
It is also reported that the INCA president is the link between IPOB in Turkey and President Erdoğan.

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My Proposed Plan For Biafra When It Is Achieved, Nnamdi Kanu Explains

 

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IPOB Leader and Radio Biafra Director, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

 

On June 1, 2017 when Family Writers Press media team led by Mazi Somto Okonkwo, the National leader of Family Writers had meeting with the ebullient leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) in his residence at Afara-Ukwu, Umuahia, one of the key issues hinted on by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was his plans for every ethnic nation of Biafraland when Biafra is restored. This wonderful plan from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for all the ethnic nations which make up the Great Biafra is that there will be no ethnic group that will belong to Biafra by force. According to him during the meeting with Family Writers media team, he said verbatim that belonging to Great Biafra nation of his dream will be a thing of pride which all the ethnic nations must work hard in order to belong to, after all the Biafra territories’ exit from Nigeria federation.
In order to lay to rest the divide and rule deluded and heretical opinions from Nigerians of shame that Igbo ethnic group will then begin to colonize other ethnic nations of Biafraland when Biafra is restored, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu said that his mandate with Chukwu Okike Abiama is that not even an inch of Biafraland from the plains of Idoma Land and Igala Land at northern axis of Biafra down to Bight of Biafra in Atlantic ocean in southern axis, from Ogoja hills down to Bakassi peninsula eastward axis to Igbanke in Edo state in western axis of Biafraland will be left as Biafraland exit Nigeria federation. According to him, that is why anybody who is talking about the restructuring of Nigeria is kidding because that is not the mandate of God. He also said that when the exit of Biafraland from Nigeria federation is completed, then come the composition of which ethnic nation is ready to be part of Biafra or ready to be on their own as another sovereign state?

It is on this note that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (De Great) said that when all the territories of Biafraland as described above is carved out of Nigeria through a general referendum or outright demarcation of the Biafra map out of Nigeria, whichever way they want to play it, there will be an independent free and fair open referendum by every ethnic nation so that both their elites and commoners will have equal opportunity to decide whether they want to part of Great Biafra or not via internal referendum. Nnamdi Kanu said that the forceful annexation of a confiscated territories without the consent, approval and endorsement of Indigenous People as did by Britain in 1914 will never happen in Biafraland during the time of Biafra nation composition. No ethnic nation will be forced into Biafra because he is ready to approve as many countries as demanded in Biafraland if that should be the desire of the ethnic nations in Biafraland.
According to him, by this wonderful arrangement, ethnic nations such as Ijaw, Urhobo, Ogoni, Isoko, Efik, Ibibio, Annang, Idoma/Igede, Ogoja, Igala & Igbo will have a different referendum within themselves to decide whether to stay with each other or not. He went ahead to say that as many ethnic nations as will agree through their internal referendum to be part of Great Biafra, will be ruling themselves as a nation state in Biafra, manage their resources according their choices, create as many provinces as they can manage with their internally generated resources, as there is no how resources from Ogoniland will be used to develop Igalaland or resources from Idomaland being used to develop Urhobo land. Every ethnic nation will have their government, parliament, judiciary, military, police (both National, Provincial & County police) as their generating income can handle.
By this arrangement, Ijaw nation of Great Biafra will have absolute liberty to plan of their nation based on their tradition, religion, creed and affiliation with no external interference from Ogoni or Igbo, so will Efik nation, Isoko nation, Idoma nation and Igbo nation have full liberty to plan their territory and their resources as it is best to them. When this arrangement is perfected, nobody will be fighting for the office of Biafra Prime Minister on selfish interest because there may be no much resources on centre to loot.

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Ex-Governor, Ikedi Ohakim, Nollywood Actor, Jim Iyke Pay Visit Nnamdi Kanu

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Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Chief Ikedi Ohakim

The former governor of Imo state, Chief Ikedi Ohakim paid a surprise courtesy visit to IPOB leader, Mazi Nnmadi Kanu in his family home .
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke also paid a courtesy visit to Kanu when the governor was there. Top Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke took the honour to serve kola nuts, as IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, hosts Ohakim
Chief Ohakim was seen exchanging pleasantries with Nnamdi Kanu’s family members in a very cordial atmosphere.
Ohakim had also a one on one conversation with his host but the content of their discussion was not made available to the public.
Some questions were raised in some quarters why these Igbo personalities were unable to pay Kanu a visit while he as in prison for almost two years, but many are now trooping in their numbers to pay him a visit. Were these folks afraid that a visit would expose them to danger or persecution? Hopefully, that question will really be addressed someday.
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South East Governors Afraid Of Losing Political Relevance In Biafra, Says Kanu

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has said the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra is possible.

He said that in realisation of this, South-East governors were afraid of losing their positions and political relevance in the area.

He said that was why the governors in the zone were not supporting the Biafra struggle.

Kanu stated this in a chat with our correspondent in his father’s palace at Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State.

He said the fear being entertained by such people was neither here nor there because the Biafra republic would be founded on the principles of justice, equity and fairness.

He said, “I don’t know why they are just afraid. Biafra will be a home for all people who agree with our values.

“If you are from Sokoto, you can be a ‘Biafran’ if you believe in our value system of equity, justice and fairness.

“I don’t even intend to be the head of the Biafra republic in the end. I don’t like to always lead. I want to be led so that I can proffer solutions.

“If Uwazuruike had done well, I won’t be doing what I’m doing today. I’m into this struggle because of leadership vacuum.

“I’m into this fight because my people are suffering; they are being denied their rights and privileges. Nothing will stop this fight. And I must assure you, we are almost there. Biafra is almost here with us.”  (Punchng.com)

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