BIAFRA: Nnamdi Kanu Apologises To Buhari, Jonathan, Igbo Elders

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at 07:34 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and founder of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed regret for referring to President Muhammadu Buhari as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.

Kanu, who has been charged along with two others by the Federal Government before a Federal High Court in Abuja on six counts of treason and other ancillary offences, said he intended to write a private letter to Buhari to express his apology to the President.

He also apologised to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for “some uncomplimentary things” he said about them.

The 48-year-old pro-Biafran agitation leader, who is, however, unapologetic about his demand for a Republic of Biafra, has been in the custody of the Department of State Services since his arrest in Lagos on October 14, 2015.

He tendered the apology for his comment against Buhari and others in a statement which he made to the DSS on October 23.

The prosecution, in its summary of the case, alleged that in one of the radio broadcasts by Kanu on August 1, 2015, he expressed his resolve to actualise the Republic of Biafra and “cast aspersions on the person and the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.

The statement read in part, “Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that, I unreservedly apologise and will be doing so in a private letter to the President.

“Before PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. I also said uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognise should not have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders.

“All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them.”

Kanu, who described himself as a Nigerian and a British citizen, justified his agitation for a Biafra Republic.

He said IPOB’s secessionist agenda was informed by the “incessant hardship, lack of holistic development in the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria, lack of youth employment, corruption in high offices and economic regression.”

He added that the agitation by IPOB, which, according to him, was founded in London in 2012 by a group of people from the South-South and South-East regions of the country, was in line with the United Nations Charter on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ratified by African countries, including Nigeria.

In contrast to the counts of managing and assisting in the management of an unlawful society preferred against Kanu and two others, the Radio Biafra founder stated that IPOB, which the prosecution described as unlawful, was registered with the UN to pursue the rights of the people of Biafra.

He stated, “I can confirm that I, Nnamdi Kanu, is the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide as a legitimately and duly registered body at the United Nations pursuing the rights of a specific indigenous people, in this case, Biafra, to seek self determination according to the said charter.

“The reason for the formation of the Indigenous People of Biafra is to avail those referring to themselves as Biafrans the opportunity made available as a result of the United Nations declaration to seek the peaceful rebirth of Biafra in line with international law.”

Kanu, who is a son of a traditional ruler in Abia State, Sir I.O. Kanu, said he operated Radio Biafra, whose programmes “are designed to wake up the public from its slumber and address the issues of the time” because of his belief in free speech and freedom of expression.

He explained that the intended Biafra Republic comprised Enugu, Ebonyi, Abia, Imo, Anambra, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa and Delta states as well the Igbanke part of Edo State; Igala part of Kogi State and Idoma/Igede part of Edo State.

Apart from Kanu, one of the two other defendants in the six counts filed by the Federal Government is a Field Maintenance Engineer, David Nwawuisi, charged with the responsibility of maintaining MTN masts in Enugu State.

The other defendant, Benjamin Madubugwu, was said to be living in the Ubilisiuzo, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, where he allegedly received custody of a container, housing transmitters, from Kanu.

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Blessed75 at 07:38 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Fake fake news stupid people
factfinding at 07:43 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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He can apologize for insulting the elders in his comment, but he never give up his dream for Biafran 
freethinker at 08:05 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Fake News
fake fake news
Haso112 at 08:08 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Interesting turn of events, but one more apology ooo.. You say or country na zoo and we be animals, that one pass your mouth. I dey wait for one person comment. NOISEMAKER where U dey?
Haso112 at 08:10 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Ah NOISEMAKER just commented above me.. So your CAPS button soon get fault abi or you just couldn't wait to comment?
kp45 at 08:11 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Noted oo
Haso112 at 08:12 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Ah NOISEMAKER just commented above me.. So your CAPS button don get fault abi or you just couldn't wait to comment?
zezprincess at 08:13 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Ewooo!,Asi ocha!,Ugha!,Lies upon lies,@ poster,where you get this fake news? Father of all liars,The Prince Nnamdi Kanu that I know will never do such,he has made it known that he will destroy nigeria with truth,so no going back even if it means his death,## Free Prince Nnamdi Kanu##.
Dondube at 08:26 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Lagos.   Ibadan.   Express.   Way.   Gutter.  Journalist    Is.  A.    Lie.  They.  Paid.  You. To.  Write.  This.  Bull. Shit.  , we.   Are.  Watching.  And. Every.  Where
Dondube at 08:28 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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2017.  Is.  Biafra. Referendum   By.  UN.   Nonsense
sonofman25 at 08:29 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Freedom of speech that I can guarantee but when u abuse the freedom by calling ur president a terrorist, evil and a paedophile then freedom after speech I cannot guarantee.  Agitating for biafra is not a crime.  But d way and manner in which ur going abt it is d crime go ask ur father how it went down back then.
donkagawa at 08:39 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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Dese goat called kanu neva see anything. U nd ur biafra monkeys will cry nd beg.
botlex at 09:41 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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I don't really believe he can apologize to PMB coz that guy is arrogant. This news nah fake
franel at 09:43 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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If he truly experienced the Biafra war (be ye of age or not) and still can't comport himself (irrespective of ones tribe) then he can dance to the music he chose before him

gogoman at 11:03 AM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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who dey say na fake news!! have u been to jail before? if you go jail, u go see say na all means u go do to get your freedom
okatee at 12:09 PM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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y him cum dey apologise, abi he don taya fr d beatin.
evilgenius at 12:15 PM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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jaw jaw is faster
and travels far and reaches where bullet cant
so if you want bia-fra jaw jaw for another National Confrence
DJSNIPPER at 12:37 PM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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its time to stop visiting naija lie
osarobo62 at 01:06 PM, 30 Dec 15 (1 year ago)
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