I don’t want to be Biafra president


Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi
Kanu, has revealed why he won't be Biafra president
- He says he is in the struggle for secession to ensure that the rights of
the people of Biafra were restored
- Kanu says he is not interested in money but wants to ensure that
justice and equity reign
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has
said that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, he does not intend to be
president when the Republic of Biafra was eventually actualized, Vanguard
reports.
Kanu always preferred to operate from the background, pointing out that if
the pioneer leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign
State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurike, had remained
consistent with the struggle, he would not be doing what he is doing with
IPOB.
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NAIJ.com gathered that while insisting that the actualization of a Republic
of Biafra was a foregone conclusion, the IPOB leader said he also
sympathized with the South East governors and some other political office
holders’ position on Biafra, attributing it to their fear of losing their
positions and political relevance in Nigeria.
He, however, said the fear being entertained by such Igbo leaders was
neither here nor there because the Biafra Republic would be founded on the
principle of justice, equity and fairness.
He was also happy that some Igbo leaders were already identifying with the
struggle and encouraged them to remain steadfast.
Nnamdi Kanu reveals why he will never leave Biafra struggle
He said: “I am into this struggle because of leadership vacuum. I am into
this struggle because my people are suffering; they are being denied their
rights and privileges and nothing will stop this fight. I want to assure our
people that we are almost there.
“The Biafra Republic is almost here with us. Even if one is from Sokoto,
he can be a Biafran once he believes in our value system of equity, justice
and fairness.
“Biafra will be a home for all people who agree with our values, whether
you are from Kano or Sokoto.
"It will be a place for good things for good people. Therefore, those who
are distancing themselves from the Biafra struggle will regret it. If you
don’t join the struggle, you will be irrelevant in the end because Biafra
Republic is sure.”
NAIJ.com had previously reported that IPOB gave Nnamdi Kanu beautiful
gifts.
Kanu described Afaraukwu-Umuahia, where his father is the traditional
ruler as being part of the headquarters of Biafra.
Afaraukwu-Umuahia was where late Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu
had the popular Ojukwu bunker, and operated from till the end of the Biafra
war, adding that there was therefore no way he would abandon his father’s
land which served Biafra in time of need.
He stated that, the same politicians who called them noise makers, internet
warriors, miscreants and so many names today sneak in to come and lobby
him for support.
“They will always ask me to support them to get into office, that while
they are in office, they will help push the cause, but I know that what they
are after is the four or eight years they will stay so that they can make
money," he said.

Asked whether he agreed with the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka
Odumegwu Ojukwu that Biafra should now be a thing of the mind and not a
geographical space, Kanu said Biafra had a geographical location and that
the people of Biafra were known and defined.

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