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Update: Breakup of Nigeria–APC Chieftain speaks about Biafra & Nnamdi Kanu

Update: Breakup of Nigeria–APC Chieftain speaks about Biafra & Nnamdi Kanu New York[RR]Abuja–According to Sun Newspaper, ‘One of the key members of the ruling party has commended President Buhari change course. Mr. Anumaka asked the president to release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. Adding that the politician considers Igbo leaders should be blamed for Kanu’s ordeal, not […]

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Update: Breakup of Nigeria–APC Chieftain speaks about Biafra & Nnamdi Kanu

New York[RR]Abuja–According to Sun Newspaper, ‘One of the key members of the ruling party has commended President Buhari change course. Mr. Anumaka asked the president to release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. Adding that the politician considers Igbo leaders should be blamed for Kanu’s ordeal, not Buhari, Republic Reporters gathered.

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One of the chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Chief Tobby Anumaka, Patron Okpoko Igbo, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari concerning the detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu. In the interview granted to the DailySun he stated that the change mantra of the incumbent government is on course, while asking President Muhamamdu Buhari to release Kanu unconditionally.

Anumaka added that Igbo leaders should be blamed for the plight of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu. He said: “We have five governors and traditional rulers, how come nobody is saying anything. The republican nature of Ndigbo is affecting us negatively. Our leaders must be honest and sincere. They cannot claim to be leading us while they are leading us into the ocean. Most of them are after their personal interest and not the collective gain of Ndigbo unlike the Yoruba and those from the Niger Delta who always mount pressure on government to release their activists whenever they fallout with government over agitation for their collective interest”. “Look at what happened during the last presidential election; if not for Okorocha, Igbo would have lost out completely. No Igbo leader has come out openly and called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu. Even though I’m not in support of breakup of Nigeria, but Kanu has the right to self-determination. Where are the South-East governors, those at the National Assembly and traditional rulers? Apart from Prof. Ben Nwabueze who is an old man, where are other vibrant Igbo leaders? Why the conspiracy of silence of Igbo leaders over the release of Kanu? Don’t blame Buhari for Kanu’s ordeal but Igbo leaders. The people of South-East are waiting for their leaders to inspire them towards agitation of Kanu’s release”.

“Therefore, I’m using this medium to call on the Federal government to release Mr. Kanu unconditionally”, the politician added. President Buhari has previously defined Kanu, who holds dual U.K. and Nigerian nationality, as a flight risk and suggested that he should not be granted bail. The president has also said that Nigeria “will not tolerate” pro-Biafra activists interfering with Nigerian security or the economy.

Credit: SunNews, Naiji.com

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