Federal Government offered me Biafra with only 5 South-East states but I refused. I told them I wanted Benue and Rivers States included – Nnamdi Kanu

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), alleges that the Federal Government offered him Biafra Republic while he was still in prison but he rejected it because the offer included only five (5) states.

According to Kanu, excluding Benue and Rivers from Biafra will make Biafra Republic incomplete.

“They gave me Biafra in prison with only the five Igbo states; I said no, I want Benue and Rivers”, Kanu said.

He added that “Biafra is coming, there is nothing to stop it”.

He also stated that the Federal Government also offered him an oil block and a mansion in Dubai which he rejected because all he wanted is the actualization of Biafra.

Kanu who spoke when leaders of Igbo Civil Society Coalition led by Prof. Obasi Igwe paid him a visit at his Umuahia home said that Igbo elites do not have the interest of the Igbos at heart.

He noted that the elites who are trying to destroy the Biafra agitation are doing so for their selfish interest and challenged them to show the Igbos what they have been able to do for them.

He added that Igbo elites romance with the Nigerian Government in Abuja were particularly for their own pockets.

“They can’t buy us with money. If I can turn down oil block, turn down mansions in Dubai, what can they offer us? All the roads in Biafra land are in deplorable condition, yet we have elites who are just interested in their pockets.

“All the roads in Biafra are bad. Apart from Okpara (late Michael Okpara), Mbonu Ojike and Sam Mbakwe, I have not seen any elite in Igbo land. Let them show us what they have done, no roads, no water, nothing. Because they are in Abuja, they are now elites, let them show us what they have done for the people as elites.

“They said everything has price, I told them that Nnamdi Kanu has no price. All of you here know my wife, I sacrificed her for two years; so what can they offer me.

“Self actualization is not war. We are not for war. We are not talking of war but self actualization. Self determination is not war. Any elite that interprets self determination to be war does not understand English.

“Biafra is coming; there is nothing that can stop it, no matter the level of intimidation and blackmail. Some people are running around, saying why must it be Nnamdi Kanu, why not me. I am not an elite, I was born to restore Biafra. We are not interested in any violence, self actualization is not violence”, Kanu said.

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