Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, says he is under pressure from Nigerian politicians, especially those from the Southeast Zone, to give them his support.
The IPOB leader was addressing some of his friends in the media who visited him over the weekend at his Afaraukwu residence in Umuahia, Abia State.
He stated that the same politicians who called him and his group noise makers, internet warriors, miscreants and other degrading names, were now sneaking in to see him and lobby for his support.
'They will always ask me to support them to get into office, that while they are in office, they will help push the cause, but I know that what they are after is the four or eight years they will stay so that they can make money.
'For me, money is not my problem. They have been calling me to come to Abuja, come to so so place, but the money is not my interest. For me, it is about Biafra,' he said.
He said the fears being entertained by politicians about Biafra were neither here nor there because the Biafra Republic would be founded on the principle of justice, equity and fairness.
'I don't know why they are just afraid. Biafra will be a home for all people who agree with our values.
'If you are from Sokoto, you can be a Biafran if you believe in our value system of equity, justice and fairness.
'I don't even intend to be the head of the Biafra Republic in the end. I don't like to always lead. I want to be led so that I can proffer solutions.
He said that if erstwhile MASSOB leader, Uwazuruike, had done well, he would not be doing what he did today, noting that he was in the struggle because of leadership vacuum.
'I'm into this fight because my people are suffering; they are denied their rights and privileges. Nothing will stop this fight. And I must assure you that we are almost there. Biafra is almost here with us.
Asked whether he agreed with the late Igbo leader, Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, that Biafra should now be a thing of the mind and not a geographical space, Kanu said Biafra had a geographical location and that the people of Biafra were known and defined.
He said those who were distancing themselves from the Biafra struggle would regret it, warning that those who did not join now would be irrelevant in the end because the Biafra Republic was certain sure.