Key Things Said By IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu In His Yesterday’s Address


Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu 6pm on Saturday addressed “Biafrans” for the second time in recent times. Kanu, who is believed to be in Israel made the address in a live Facebook broadcast aired by the Radio Biafra.

Key things he said in the broadcast are as follows:

1. That Igbos should boycott the 2019 general elections.

2. He revealed the demands he made to President Buhari when he returned from prison to include the opening of Igwuocha (Port Harcourt) seaport, Warri seaport, Calabar airport, the dredging of the River Niger and 100 per cent resource control.

3. Kanu again called for the restructuring of the country.

4. He accused Igbo politicians and Ohaneze of conniving with Federal Government to proscribe IPOB and kill him.

5. He attacked the Buhari administration for the sad state of insecurity in the country and outright disrespect for the rule of law citing cases of Leah Sharibu, Dasuki, El-Zakzakky among others.

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I quote him below:

“You own the power, you take it back, you can boycott the election and decide what you want. Stand your ground, cripple the 2019 election and see the effects in your life.”

“All we have asked for is our freedom, but Igbo men, who claim they are politicians brought deaths to us. We have said it time and time again, we want our freedom. Perhaps, some of you are comfortable being slaves, we are not.

“Why do they want me dead? Biafrians should ask them.

“When I came out of prison, I ensured that the activities of Fulani herdsmen were reduced to the barest minimum.

“At no time during the time of Fulani herdsmen terrorism in our land did anybody call for help.

“South East Governors and Ohaneze proscribed IPOB under serious pressure.

“They agreed that Nnamdi Kanu should be killed. Not only me but my men, my father, brothers.

“I said to them, IPOB is here to save Biafra but we are used to it. We are used to the hostility.

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“Biafrans are very very special, that is why they hate us.

“Our mothers were humiliated in Owerri and what did Ohaneze do. They laughed at them and said, they went out to protest the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu, so it serves them right.

“These are the people, who want us to regard them as leaders.

“Igboland has been shrunk to just five states. If you go to Opobo, if you speak, Ibo, somebody there will understand you. We have indigenous Igbo speaking people in Kogi state but nobody is talking about them. Ohaneze and Igbo leaders are merely interested in furthering their own interests.

“Biafra is older than the zoo called Nigeria.

“I have nothing against Igbo leaders.

“The priorities of some of our leaders are misplaced.

“They adopted Atiku but the same set of people are castigating Obi.

“When I was released from prison, on two occasions, I was approached and told that the president wants me to put in writing, what my requests are asides from outright independence.

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“I told them that I want them to open Igwuocha seaport, Warri seaport, Calabar airport, dredge river Niger. I told them I want 100 per cent resource control…I never heard from them again.

“Some of you have stopped talking about Leah Sharibu.

“Some of you have stopped talking about Dasuki, who has been granted bail by different courts of law.

“Nobody is bothered about the wellbeing of the suffering people.

“Southern Kaduna is under siege and all everyone is talking about how to vote.

“We are not going to vote, because we are greater than that nonsense. IPOB will not vote and I will give you reasons.

“Why is Dasuki still in prison?

“Why are IPOB members still in prison?

“Why will a judge say, release El Zakkay and he is still in prison?

“Shame on you who want to vote.”

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