UPDATED: Nnamdi Kanu never renounced Biafra

UPDATED: Nnamdi Kanu never renounced Biafra

- NAIJ.com can now report that Nnamdi Kanu did not in any way renounce Biafra as claimed in a purported statement yesterday

- Nnamdi Kanu in an unconfirmed statement yesterday was said to have dropped his Biafra agitation

- Fani Kayode, Nigeria's former aviation minister immediately reacted to the story, alleging that the statement was 'cooked'' by All Progressives Congress to discredit Kanu's Biafra agitation.

- Fani Kayode, Nnmadi Kanu had also said the IPOB leader is steadfast in his struggle for Biafra and Nigerians should disregard the said report.

As earlier reported by NAIJ. com, an unconfirmed report which was widely circulated online had alluded to a statement in which Nnamdi Kanu was said to have renounced Biafra struggle.

NAIJ.com has however reliably gathered that Nnamdi Kanu did not in any way renounce his agitation for Biafra.

The purported statement read in full: "I have no secession agenda. I don't want to pull the Igbos out of Nigeria. Yes, I called Nigeria a zoo. A country of my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great, great grandparents, can't possibly be a zoo.

"I am happy that what we set out to do has gained outstanding traction. Today, I have gained popularity far more than I desired. No other propaganda could have sold into the hearts of my Igbo brothers and sisters and drew sympathy than what I did on Radio Biafra.

Today, I have gained popularity far more than I desired. No other propaganda could have sold into the hearts of my Igbo brothers and sisters

Today, I have gained popularity far more than I desired. No other propaganda could have sold into the hearts of my Igbo brothers and sisters

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"I have no secession agenda. I don't want to pull the Igbos out of Nigeria. Yes, I called Nigeria a zoo. A country of my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great, great grandparents, can't possibly be a zoo. I am happy that what we set out to do has gained outstanding traction.

"Today, I have gained popularity far more than I desired. No other propaganda could have sold into the hearts of my Igbo brothers and sisters and drew sympathy than what I did on Radio Biafra.

"Radio Biafra became the thorn in the flesh of The Establishment. Day by day, we intensified our campaign against the Buhari government.

"That was the target and still remains the target. The Radio Biafra became an alternative voice for the PDP. The PDP as a party has never let me down.

"It is a partnership I have never regretted. As partners, the ultimate benefit of this mutuality is the democratic enthronement of a new government with the present occupants completely shut out. The 2015 loss should teach all of us some lesson.

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"Today, my biggest fans, Gov. Fayose and Femi Fani-Kayode are of the Yoruba stock. Let me use this opportunity to apologize to the Yorubas, a race I have so denigrated in my previous speeches.

"I am sorry. With Fayose and FFK solidly behind me, we shall have a new Nigeria where the interest of all citizens will be protected.

"In the days ahead, I shall roll out a new style of communication that will not only unify Nigeria but make it a country of choice," he said.

Recall that NAIJ.com also reported that it could not independently verify the statement as it is believed in some quarters that Nnamdi Kanu would not make such statement given his cult followership and tenacity about the actualisation of Biafra.

Meanwhile, in this NAIJ.com video below, watch reactions that trailed the bail condition granted to Nnamdi Kanu in court today.

Source: Naija.ng

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