The wife of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Mrs Uchechi Okwu-Kanu has said that her husband, Nnamdi Kanu will never abandon the Biafra struggle even at the expense of his life.
Mrs Kanu in a press release she signed, and which was made available to THISDAY in Awka by the publicity Secretary of IPOB, Mr Emma Powerful, stated that she knows her husband very well, and that he is a strong willed person and will not go back on the struggle as he had told her.
She said the recent allegations against her husband Nnamdi Kanu, in which he was said to have accepted to trade the Biafra cause for his freedom were incorrect and insulting.
Part of the release read, “Anybody thinking that my husband will renounce Biafra is certifiably insane. MEND does not speak for my husband.
“This type of news as distressing as it is, is laughable because no group can postulate what my husband can or cannot do or say. This is not only an insult to our belief but also a despoliation of our rights as a people perpetrated by dishonourable minds.”
Speaking further, Okwu-Kanu said, “It is now apparent that the charges against my husband are politically motivated and not a judicial process as President Buhari would have the world believe.
“This singular act of tyranny and injustice against my husband amongst others is reprehensible to every reasonable mind and is one of the critical reasons for the emergence of the Niger Delta Averagers (NDA) who have in their quest, consistently called for the release of my husband which President Buhari has underplayed.
“Subsequently, Nnamdi Kanu should be present at any negotiations and I can refer President Buhari to F.W. de Klerk of South Africa on how to negotiate with the freedom fighters.”