The leader of the Indigenous People Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has said he alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is from Cameroon to explain why Igbos need a referendum.
Concise News understands that Kanu had alleged that Atiku, a former vice president is not from Nigeria.
In a broadcast on Radio Biafra over the weekend, Kanu explained that his statement was valid and just an illustration.
“Let me make it very clear that my reference to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar being born a Camerounian has nothing to do with his suitability to contest the office of the presidency of Nigeria because that is the business of Nigerians, I am a Biafran.
“I was merely referencing the 1961 referendum that brought his part of Adamawa into Nigeria as a valid example that referendum is not an alien concept in Nigeria.”
In addition, he noted “that our boycott of the election has nothing to do with All Progressives Congress, APC, or Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. It is all about the destiny of a nation called Biafra.
“Whoever advised PDP hierarchy to launch the orchestrated campaign of calumny against me and my family has done them a disservice because we are IPOB, we do not lose media wars no matter how long it takes.”