- Biafra is older than Nigeria, says Nnamdi Kanu in Live Broadcast
Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has called for the boycott of the 2019 gener elections.
Kanu said that when he came out from prison, President Muhammadu Buhari asked him what he wanted but he told him that he wanted them to open Igwuocha (Port Harcourt) seaport, Warri seaport, Calabar airport, and dredge River Niger.
Kanu also said he told Buhari that he wanted 100 per cent resource control but never heard from the presidency again.
In a live Facebook broadcast aired by the Radio Biafra, Kanu said, “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.”
He addes, “No restructuring, no elections in 2019, southern leaders.
“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.
“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.
“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.”