Nnamdi Kanu has received stern warning from
the leading political party in the South-east,
APGA over his new status as an Emperor.
The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA,
has decried Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB,
leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s call on Anambra people
to shun forthcoming gubernatorial poll in the
The party, in a letter to Mr. Kanu, signed by
its National Publicity Secretary, Ifeatu Obiokoye, and made available to the media in Awka on Monday, said the call was irresponsible and devoid of intellectual focus.
It said that Kanu had no authority to speak for
the Igbos of the South-East, although APGA
acknowledged him as the leader of IPOB. It
explained that Biafra’s concept was a metaphor for the demand for equity and fair play in the Nigeria state and not a separatist movement.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s call for a boycott of elections in the South-East, beginning with the governorship polls scheduled for November 18, 2017 in Anambra is irresponsible, irredentist and totally devoid of any focus.
“You must appreciate that for different logical
reasons and perception, the Biafra concept
has attracted favourable comments among
our people, ostensibly borne out of the
marginalisation of Ndigbo in the Nigerian
“While youths of the East are agitating for
Biafra, the Arewa youths are equally restive;
the same goes for Níger Delta youths and
youths from Oduduwa states.
“In this popular agitation for Biafra, Ndigbo
have not instituted a separatist movement or
a terrorist gang as it were. We are more
concerned about the continued existence of Nigeria under the present structural arrangement,” it said.
The party said that it stood for restructuring
and implementation of the 2014 National
Conference resolutions “as a certain way to
peaceful co-existence among ethnic nationalities and for dousing tension.
It urged Mr. Kanu not to be carried away by
the success of the May 30 sit-at-home call,
which was attributable to many reasons,
It demanded a re-visit and implementation of
the report of the 2014 national conference,
which arguably addressed the parameters for
the restructuring of the nation.
The party reminded Mr. Kanu that the right to
vote and be voted for was a universally
declared right under the United Nations Charter of People’s and Citizenship Right, and in the 1999 Constitution (as amended).
It advised the IPOB leader to drop his “emperor” perception of himself “and humble yourself to the true leadership of Ndigbo for a proper and better articulation of the Biafra struggle.