Nnamdi Kanu, a Nigerian Biafra political activist, and leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group canvassing for the secession and sovereignty of Eastern Nigeria, has bemoaned what he describes as “non-leadership” in the region, AllNews reports.
Controversial Kanu, who is facing charges of treasonable felony in his home country via his official Facebook page on Wednesday blamed insecurity experienced in Eastern Nigeria on “irresponsible leaders”.
Although he vowed not to show ‘Igbo’ politicians respect until they arrest the ugly situations, Kanu singled out Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Leader, for his outspokenness against ‘the state of disorder’ in South-South and South-East states.
“They [Nigerian politicians] are nitwits – with the exemption of Abaribe,” Kanu said during his routine broadcast which was monitored by this reporter.
“All those you call politicians are lily-livered cowards. They are nothing!
“They are wretched, money-hungry, and inconsequential.”
Kanu added: “Men without shame and honour that you call leaders. Ngige (Chris) and all the rest.”
Abaribe is a surety to the self-exiled leader of IPOB, although, he contests it is illegal for him to remain Kanu’s guarantor, relying on sections 55, 165(3), 167(3) and 488 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, and other provisions of the constitution, that a public officer such as a senator was legally exempted from standing surety for a suspect.
Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB And The Biafra Cause
IPOB is one of the organisations leading the renewed agitation for Biafran independence.
Its founder, Nnamdi Kanu, first revived Radio Biafra in 2009, using it to further the organisation’s pro-independence cause with broadcasts from abroad.