Founder of Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, Ralph Uwazuruike, has urged the Igbo to ignore Nnamdi Kanu’s divisive messages.
Kanu, who is the leader of outlawed separatist group, IPOB, resurfaced last week Friday, according to a viral picture of him praying in Israel, after going into hiding on the back of military invasion of his hometown in Abia state last year.
But Uwazuruike believes that Kanu has an ulterior motive, urging people of the southeast to be wary of him.
“Last time, he carried a campaign that there wouldn’t be election in Anambra State and what eventually happened in the end?” the Punch quoted him as saying.
“Today, he has started again. He is back again after several months, because election is just by the corner, so as to deceive the people and mop up money for himself as the IPOB leader and in the name of fighting for the realisation of Biafra independence.”
He also said, “For instance, the issue of no election is a constitutional matter. Kanu does not have the powers to say that election can never take place in the Southeast.
“The truth is that in the Southeast, we have only five states and what a presidential candidate, for example, only needs to win his or her election is two-thirds majority vote.
“If the five states out of the 36 states, including the FCT, do not vote and 31 states vote, two-thirds majority would still be gotten.
“The president then has the powers to appoint anybody to be in charge of the other five states who do not vote. This is, therefore, politically detrimental to Ndigbo.”
Kanu, who is on trial for over treasonable felony, was granted bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja in April, 2017. But his trial was discontinued due to his disappearance in September last year.