Read What Ensued After Nnamdi Kanu Allegedly Begged Buhari

By KayCee December 30, 2015 21:48

A report on The Punch had surfaced in the early hours of today that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has apologised to President Buhari for referring to him as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.

According to the media outfit, Kanu, who has been in DSS custody over charges of treason and other ancillary offences, will also write a private letter of apology to the president.

Kanu’s purpoted apology was contained in a statement which the 48-year-old pro-Biafran agitator made available to the DSS on October 23.


In the statement, Kanu, whose trial recently suffered a setback on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, after the court refused to sit over his case, also apologised to former president Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for “some uncomplimentary things” he said about them.

“Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that, I unreservedly apologise and will be doing so in a private letter to the President.

“Before PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. I also said uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognise should not have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders.

He also explained the reason for the continuous agitation for IPOB’s secession, stating that the agenda was informed by the “incessant hardship, lack of holistic development in the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria, lack of youth employment, corruption in high offices and economic regression.

“All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them,” Kanu’s statement read in part.

“I can confirm that I, Nnamdi Kanu, is the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide as a legitimately and duly registered body at the United Nations pursuing the rights of a specific indigenous people, in this case, Biafra, to seek self determination according to the said charter.

“The reason for the formation of the Indigenous People of Biafra is to avail those referring to themselves as Biafrans the opportunity made available as a result of the United Nations declaration to seek the peaceful rebirth of Biafra in line with international law,” he added.

However, in a swift reaction to the supposed apology by Kanu, his lawyer, Vincent Obetta said that his client would never have apologize to President Buhari.

Obetta who spoke on Wednesday, December 30, said it was impossible that Kanu tendered an apology, adding that the report was an indication that the government was trying everything possible to destroy Kanu’s defence.

The government is using every instrument to puncture what we are doing,” he said.

Reacting some minutes later, Prince Kanu, a brother to Nnamdi Kanu, has called the report on Kanu’s apology rendered to the Nigerian president by his brother “a blatant lie”.

Prince said the report is an attempt to call bluff all effort to get justice for his brother.

“That is blatant lie, when and how? Where did the person see him to get the apology from?” Prince wondered.

“I will put it as Punch’s propaganda, a Lagos-Ibadan expressway propaganda to sell their papers.

“It is a very strange, a weird report, because I have been in communication with my brother (Nnamdi Kanu) and as far as I am concerned he did not grant any interview to anybody and never made a statement apologizing to anybody.

“So, only God knows where the junk is coming from,” Prince said.



By KayCee December 30, 2015 21:48