|Kanu with ECA/IYM leaders in Enugu|
By Tim Tochukwu
For Biafra Choice Writers
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has shamed his detractors and enemies of Biafra, by declaring to the whole world that Biafra was still his goal. Before now, politicians whose business has been to participate in Nigerian politics – to pick crumbs off the table of the murderous Fulani people; while their people suffer untold hardship and deprivations.
Kanu, who is also the Director of Radio Biafra and Biafra Television, said this in Enugu while meeting two prominent Igbo-Biafran groups – Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA) and Igbo Youth Movement (IYM). During the visit, which took place on Monday, May 8, the Biafran leader vowed never to give up on his struggle for Biafra.
He was received by top members of the groups, including Chief Mrs. Maria Okwor, Rev. Fr. John Odey, among others. He equally visited the founder of IYM, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Ukoh.
During the visit, Kanu expressed gratitude for the support thegroups gave him, and assure them that choosing the option to fight for the liberation of the people of Biafra was he, and that there would be no going back.
Part of his words while speaking with his host was: “I have chosen the option that we must be free as a people; that we must be liberated as a race and that we must have every freedom, due to us; God-given and I would not want to go to heaven to experience it. I want to experience it here.
“I also want to say that the way our people came out to support this course is something that will guide every step that we will take and on this very difficult task.
“I thank all of you that worked very hard, especially the Igbo Youth Movement; I must be specific, and the Eastern Consultative Assembly and all the market men, market women, those that close their shops to see us and all those who made efforts to ensure that I was not consumed.
“I thank all of you; those who contributed to my being here today, because without your pressure, I don’ think I will be here. However, the work is not done yet, we need to finish it”.
On the issue of restructuring, which some people have used to cloud the genuine quest for Biafra, he did not condemn them. but he said: “And like my brother Eliot remarked, we have those of us championing Biafra and some others talking about restructuring of Nigeria, I have nothing against that, after all that was what Aburi is all about. But I desire Biafra; I want Biafra; I want nothing else other than Biafra. I will not settle for anything else other than Biafra. That was what I was born to do and that is what I will do till the day Biafra will come, that we may live as free men on this very earth as the Most High God, Chukwu Okike Abhiama ordained it”.
While accepting his election as the leader of the ECA, he pledged to uphold the creed and ethos of the organization, stressing “I discharge my duties honourably; I would not fail you or anybody who has supported me. The task ahead is tough but surmountable” he concluded.
On the bail conditions given to him by the court, he described it as obnoxious and unconstitutional, vowing to challenge it in the days ahead.
“On those we left behind, we are making effort to see that they come out because they committed no crime. All we are seeking for is freedom; a return to the values we had before the advent of white men. A situation where people move their cows into our farms and slaughter our people will no longer be acceptable.”