Asked on the alleged flouting of court orders by the state on the issue of detained Biafran agitator, Nnamdi Kanu, he said: “Technically, if you see the kind of atrocities those people committed, if they jump bail? I am sorry to say this publicly…the former president just wrote to the governor of the CBN and said give N40 billion to someone while you have two million Internally Displaced Persons, what kind of country do you want to run? “The one you called Kanu, do you know he has two passports? One Nigerian, one British and he came to this country without using any passport? Do you know that he brought sophisticated equipment into this country and started broadcasting for Radio Biafra? There is a treasonable charge against him and I hope the court will listen to the case. Biafra and marginalisation of Ndigbo “They say they are marginalised but they have not defined the extent of marginalisation. Who is marginalising them? Where? Do you know? Choosing a minister is not a matter of ethnicity, it is a matter of the constitution. I am limited by what the constitution says that there must be a member of the executive council from each state. There is a lot of partisan politics in it. Who is the Minister of State for Petroleum? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the governor of the CBN? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the Minister of Labour? Who is the Minister of Science and Technology? What do they want? I stood elections and I won, I am limited by the constitution, I have a member of every state in the Federal Executive Council and I have to listen to them when I sit as chairman. That is the limit the constitution gave me”.
BOMBSHELL!!! I Will Rather Die Than To Release Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra – Buhari Vows
President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that he is not ready to release Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra despite pressure mounted upon him by international bodies.
This statement came against the backdrop of the agitation by the South-Easterners/Southerners, calling for release of Nnamdi Kanu. He explained why he cannot release leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu. The President made his first dismissal of the agitation for Biafra stating that Igbo’s were in strategic position in the cabinet.