Editor’s note: The agitation for Biafra republic by the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu is gathering momentum on daily basis. Although many people including some Igbo elders have declared that the south-east region does not need secession but restructuring of the country, the IPOB leader insists that they must secede from Nigeria.
In a message sent to NAIJ.com, a Facebook user, Omololu Omotosho explains why the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu could not be cowed in the face of intimidation.
There are few activists and forces that have been as effective as Nnamdi Kanu in the recent history of Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu of Indigenous People of Biafra and Radio Biafra uses inflammatory language for his agitation; he is an organizer and uses language that will get the attention of his Igbo people.
His goal is Biafra; I say this to say Nigeria has had so-called activists come on board, make so much noise, then they are called into a smoke-filled room, offered a position in government or bribe, in order to stop their agitation, and we do not hear from them anymore.
I don't think Nnamdi Kanu can be bribed because he has been faithful to his cause of Biafra before President Muhammadu Buhari became President; he spent a long time in prison and probably numerous negotiations involving terms of his release were offered to him but he was granted bail not because he accepted bribe or an appointment in government.
NAIJ.com had previously reported that the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday June 20 in the presence of a mammoth crowed of IPOB members gathered in his father’s palace at Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku Umuahia, the Abia state capital, told all Igbos to boycott both the November 2017 gubernatorial election in Anambra state and the 2019 general election should the federal government fail to do nothing about restoration of Biafra.
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Kanu, who spoke before the mammoth IPOB crowd who defiled a heavy downpour and stood tirelessly chanting their songs for close to three hours, urged all his followers to excuse themselves from both the forthcoming November gubernatorial election in Anambra state and the entire 2019 election if Nigeria fails to do something.
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In the NAIJ.com video below, watch reactions that trailed the bail condition granted to Nnamdi Kanu in court today, April 25: