By OMA | 11-11-2019 | Politics |
Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra whom absconded bail from Nigeria now believes he is in a better position to call the shots as he gives the Federal Government Fresh conditions for dialogue.
The Director of Radio Biafra asked the Federal Government for fresh conditions upon which he was willing to sit round table with officials to discuss issues partaining to the Biafran Strugle of IPOB.
In one of the Statements monitored from Emma Powerful the Media and publicity secretary of IPOB, Kanu was quoted to have said that he was ready for dialogue if the Nigerian Government was willing to talk Honestly and consider a referendum on self determination for the Biafran People.
Quoting Nnamdi Kanu, "But even now, if a Nigerian Government was willing to talk honestly and openly about our demands and to consider a referendum on self determination for the Biafran people in a neutral space provided by the United Nations, I would be there at the table.
"Look around Africa today. There are some countries with a functioning democracy, where the rule of law is respected and there are free and fair elections allowed. But not Nigeria, Our struggle for self determination is the struggle for Africa post colonisation from Algeria to the cape. If we can achieve this, perhaps we can lead other African countries to bring democracy and respect for law and human rights into the lives of African people.
Nnamdi Kanu said why he was asking for a Neutral space was as a result of the invasion of his home in Umuahia in 2017 by the military whom he said came to kill and not to arrest him, saying with such, his safety was not guaranteed anywhere in Nigeria.
"The Men (Soldiers) who came to my family home in September 2017 came to kill me. I do not doubt this. If they wanted to arrest or question me, they should have sent the police or men of the DSS. Why send soldiers trained to kill? I had wanted my day in court in 2017, but the military response tells me that the rule of law in Nigeria has collapsed.
Speaking further, Nnamdi Kanu was quoted :
"The Attack took its toll on my parents. My mother suffered heart complications as a result of the trauma and stress of the Nigerian army invasion of my house. She became very ill and died earlier this year. It would not be an overstatement to say that the primary cause of my mother's death was Operation Python Dance 2. "I have lost a mother. My father, a strong man, a chief among Biafrans, has lost his life's companion. Sadly, we have watched his health decline since the attack on our home and my mother's death.
"I mourn my mother, I mourn my entire IPOB family members who had given their lives to protect mine"