Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has declared that the entire people of the Southeast were in support of his secession agenda.
He dismissed reports that he was flouting court order by granting interviews, saying President Muhammadu Buhari and the Department of State Services, DSS, were the ones who regularly disregard the law.
In a chat with journalists yesterday, Kanu warned Igbos in the North to leave, saying, ”It is up to them (to stay), they have been in the North, and they have been killing us (Igbos) since 1945. If you chose to live in the North, you chose to be a sacrificial lamb because one day, they will kill you”.
Kanu also lambasted Arewa youths who gave the October 1 ultimatum to Igbos and described them as “street urchins”.
The IPOB leader also gave his position on the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State.
His words: “There will not be any election in Anambra on the 18th of November, 2017, and there won’t be any going forward until they give me a date for a referendum.
”They know what to do, it is very simple. They should convene a meeting, I attend or I send my representative and they give us a date. That is very simple. That is the only way we can have elections”.
Asked if he was not bothered that Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other Igbo leaders have distanced themselves from his call for election boycott, Kanu said, “No, I’m not because the people are with us. We control the people 100 per cent. And come to Anambra on the 18th of November, 2017, the whole world will be amazed”.
”If people come out to vote, IPOB will not do anything. We are entirely peaceful. We are not stopping anyone from voting. If you want to vote, you can go and vote. We are democrats”.
On his interviews and if he considered them being against his bail conditions, the IPOB leader replied, “You (journalists) asked me a question. Do you suggest I should ignore you? I am not giving an interview, I am responding to the question you asked me.
“The judge is a very learned fellow. She cannot stop me from speaking. Buhari and the DSS have been in multiple breach of court order after court order. I wish you can go to the DSS and ask Daura, what is his name? Lawal whatever his name is, the DSS Director General, why doesn’t DSS obey court orders?
“They are the ones flouting the court orders. It’s not me. What I am doing is entirely legal. You ask me a question and I respond because if I keep quiet, you see me as a very arrogant fellow”.
Kanu said further that Igbos who insist they will remain in North are on their own even as he declared that Arewa youths were not an issue.
”I don’t know who they are. Inconsequential street urchins, badly educated. Not polished nor cultured enough to offer any opinion on any issue of great importance. So why should I respond to them?
“Nobody can stop us. We are unstoppable. I can say with every ounce of confidence, Biafra will come. If you like, go and own one thousand storey building in Kafanchan, that is your business. It has nothing to do with us. We are fighting for our freedom.
“Look at these kids here, they are paying fees to go to school. They are striving to survive every blessed day because of a very failed system of governance and you want me to abandon them because you own a hotel in Funtua? I can’t do that.”
Credit: Wale Odunsi of the DailyPost.ng