The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has debunked insinuation that his motives is to become Biafra’s head of state.
Nnamdi Kanu said he would never become Biafra’s head of state but will continue the struggle for its independence because heaven sent to do so, Daily Post reports.
Voice of Ndigbo gathered that he made this known while addressing IPOB members who paid him a visit at his Umuahia residence, Abia state on Thursday, August 2.
Kanu said: ”I am not doing Biafra because I want to be the head of state of Biafra, because I will not be. This is for your information. I am doing Biafra because that is what heaven wants me to do. If you did not fight for Biafra to be restored, you will all be destroyed.
“Because of the Biafra agitation, Nigeria has changed. No matter what happens, the status quo can never remain the same. One way or the other things have changed?
“Now, why is the nation talking about restructuring?
“The Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s statement on a revisit of the Bill on restructuring Nigeria that was thrown out last week was not to please Ohanaeze Ndigbo but to ensure that the federal government still holds onto the Middle Belt.
“The Middle belt had told them that if you decide to go to war against Biafra, we will not support you again. The foot soldiers of the Nigerian Army are from the Middle Belt not from the core North.
“We talk about self-determination, they say it is war; we talk about referendum, they say it is hate speech; we talk about a society of free men and women, they say it is secession. But secession is when you forcefully remove yourself from a political arrangement”.
Meanwhile, Voice of Ndigbo had reported that a southeast group known as Igbo Renaissance Agenda (IRA), on Monday, July 31, warned that if anything happens to Nnamdi Kanu, Nigeria “would not survive it, even a minute longer’’.
The group issued the warning while reacting to a recent call by Arewa youths asking the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo to arrest the IPOB leader for what it termed ‘’threat to national security”.