Aidoghie Paulinus, Abuja
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said the realisation of a Biafran Republic is more important to him than his family.
Kanu described President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), as aliens and alleged they are constitutionally bared from contesting tomorrow’s presidential election.
In an exclusive interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Igbo, conducted on Monday, in London, the transcript of which was made available to Daily Sun by BBC World Service Group Communications, Kanu said the lockdown of Biafra on February 16, during the presidential and National Assembly elections, was to send a message that Biafra is what the people want and not Nigeria.
“We’ll lock Biafra down on the February 16, to convey the message that Biafra is all we want, not Nigeria, which expired long time ago. Biafra is of greater emotional significance to me than my family. I told them when I started that I would sacrifice anything for Biafra, including them. My wife understands that,” Kanu said.
Kanu, a British-Nigerian, said of Buhari and Atiku: “A Sudanese man is running for the presidency of Nigeria. Atiku Abubakar is from Cameroon, I’m sure you know that. The constitution of Nigeria clearly spells out that you must be born a Nigerian before you can put yourself forward.”