Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), revealed that he has no intention to be president when Biafra eventually gains its freedom.
According to Kanu who noted that he always preferred to operate from the background, if Chief Ralph Uwazurike, the pioneer leader of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), had persistently continued with the struggle, he would not be doing what he is currently doing with IPOB.
Kanu insisted that the Republic of Biafra must be actualized. He further expressed sympathy with political leaders in the South East, who according to him are afraid of losing their positions and political influence in Nigeria.
He however expressed joy that some Igbo leaders were already showing support and encouragement to their struggle.
“I am into this struggle because of leadership vacuum. I am into this struggle because my people are suffering; they are being denied their rights and privileges and nothing will stop this fight. I want to assure our people that we are almost there.
“The Biafra Republic is almost here with us. Even if one is from Sokoto, he can be a Biafran once he believes in our value system of equity, justice and fairness.
“Biafra will be a home for all people who agree with our values, whether you are from Kano or Sokoto.It will be a place for good things for good people. Therefore, those who are distancing themselves from the Biafra struggle will regret it. If you don’t join the struggle, you will be irrelevant in the end because Biafra Republic is sure.”
The IPOB Leader noted that Afaraukwu, Umuahia, where his father is the traditional ruler, was the headquarter of Biafra where late Chief Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, had the popular Ojukwu bunker.
He noted that there was no way he would abandon his father’s land which served Biafra till the end of the Nigerian Civil War.