More reactions have continued to trail the purported apology the Director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu tendered to President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday.
The latest are coming from father of the embattled Biafra agitator, His Royal Majesty, Eze Israel Kanu and the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. Dismissing the reports that his detained son apologised to Buhari for allegedly referring to him as a terrorist, Eze Kanu pointed out that his son’s alleged apology was the handiwork of the enemies of the struggle for the emancipation of Biafra.
Eze Kanu pointed out that his son had never regretted his actions in the cause to liberate the marginalized people of the eastern extraction. Speaking with journalists in Umuahia, Abia State Capital, the monarch affirmed that his son could not have apologised to anybody since he was fighting a just cause and has not violated any law.
Eze Kanu said, however, that he was not surprised at such fabrications, and maintained that he would never advise his son to give up his fight for a sovereign State of Biafra since it was the wishes of the people. The monarch while restating his support for his son who he said was championing a good cause, cautioned leaders to stop projecting his son in bad light through the internet.
Eze Kanu further urged Buhari to release the embattled leader of IPOB, insisting that he has done nothing to warrant his unlawful detention even against the judgments of courts. Similarly, IPOB have also denied the same report, stressing that its leader had at no time apologised to the President over his broadcast messages. In a statement yesterday in Umuahia through its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB dismissed the media report saying it was “a blatant lie and cheap propaganda by its sponsors to create the wrong impression that Kanu is backing out of the Biafra project.”
According to the group, the said report was planted in the media by the Federal Government to dampen the morale of Kanu’s followers and other Biafra agitators.
“It is an insult to the entire Biafra Republic for anyone to expect any apology from Kanu over his activities towards facilitating Biafra’s autonomy. The purported report that Kanu had apologised to Buhari over Biafra is not only a tissue of lies but a lame attempt by the enemies of Biafra to cause disaffection among the agitators.“This latest trick is nothing but part of the grand design by the Federal Government to blackmail our leader and weaken the confidence of IPOB members in him. “We are not surprised at this concocted trash because government is already intimidated by Kanu’s rising popularity and following among the good people of Biafra. Kanu will rather prefer to die in detention than apologise to anybody over his efforts to actualize self-determination for the oppressed people of Biafra,” the statement said.