Igbo Leaders & UK Govt. Abandoned My Son Mazi Nnamdi Kanu To Fight For Biafra Alone

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igbo leaders abandoned mazi nnamdi kanu

January  14, 2017 – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Father Blames UK Govt. & Igbo Leaders For Ignoring Son To Fight For Biafra Alone

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Excerpts of King Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the Egwu Ukwu 11 of Afra Ukwu Ibeku’s new interview with Saturday Sun.

How do you feel about your son’s incarceration?

Well, I am not happy. I have left everything about Nnamdi to God because he is not fighting his personal cause but that of a race –Ndigbo. If someone decides to be on his own, there is nothing wrong with it. In the family, if a child comes of age and decides to be on his own, the father allows him to be on his own. Government should dialogue with the agitators of Biafra instead of its present posture.

Do you support IPOB approach to the Biafran agitation?

Against what some people are saying that my son’s approach to the agitation was wrong, did not in any way offend the laws of the land in the real sense of the word. What he is saying is what ought to be done. He has not carried any gun or knife. He was just saying the truth which government ought to have looked into instead of applying force and clamping down on the agitators. Dialogue should be the best way out. The whole world knows that what my son has been saying is the truth.

Are you considering initiating truce between your son and the Federal Government?

As you see me, I am widely known as Omeudo (meaning peacemaker) and it is conspicuously written on the signboard outside my palace. In as much as I want peace and believe in it, it is not for me to initiate any peace move between the Federal Government and my son. If the Federal Government wants peace, they should release my son who had done nothing wrong and we can then talk about other things. In effect, as things stand now, I am not in a position to initiate that peace move.

Initiating that peace move will mean telling Nnamdi to forget about, or renounce Biafra which I know he will not agree to, not when he is still in detention. My son has come of age and takes certain decisions himself, so, there is advice I wouldn’t even contemplate to give him.

The thing is that Nnamdi is much principled. If he believes in a cause, he does not go back. So, any truce should best be initiated by the Federal Government and we will know how it will go.

How do you see the peace moves initiated by Dr Orji Uzor Kalu and his visit to Nnamdi in prison?

When I heard that the former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu visited my son in prison in Abuja, I was happy. This projects him as someone who loves his people and development. He is a man of the people. The young man (Kalu) equally surprised me when he came to my palace during the Christmas and New Year break to see me.

We discussed so many things including moves he wants to make to get my son, Nnamdi released from prison and solicited my assistance in that direction. I told him that Nnamdi is strong-willed; that he would rather die in what he believes in. But all the same, he could go ahead and discuss with the Federal Government as my son will not have much to say while still in detention.

Orji Uzor kalu I know is a man of the people as I said earlier and he is a go-getter; whatever he’s set to do, that he achieves. Having said that, if there is anything he knows he can do to get Nnamdi released from detention, I will support him. Mine is that my son should be released first and other things can follow, because he cannot be discussing from inside the prison.

Apart from Kalu visiting me here in my palace, some white men had also visited and the first questions they always asked was whether I am the father of Nnamdi and I would tell them yes. They would also ask me my mind about the agitation my son is spearheading and I would tell them there was nothing wrong with that. Some of them, after explaining things would understand where we are coming from.

Do you perceive Igbo political leaders are not doing much to get Nnamdi out of detention?

I am surprised that apart from Orji Uzor Kalu, no other Igbo political leader has visited Nnamdi in prison and nobody is talking. I wouldn’t know if this could be attributed to fear. Some months ago, you heard of what happened at Aba where some people holding rally were shot dead and nobody said anything and this is not good. Even in their own reasoning, Nnamdi had not done the wrong thing, that shouldn’t have stopped them from visiting him and showing him brotherly love as Kalu did. Igbo leaders have not indeed shown commitment to the Biafra struggle. I do not know the reason for their action except that they are afraid of their investment outside Igboland, which they will not carry to their graves when they die.

I am also worried to an extent that the Abia State government is also feeling indifferent about Nnamdi’s problem. As an Abian, one would have thought that the state government would have come out openly to say something, not to talk of visiting him in prison, but these things are not forth coming.

How do you quantify the losses so far incurred by the family over the Biafra struggle?

Well, I will not count the losses by my family without first counting the losses incurred by Ndigbo in the struggle. As you are aware, many people outside my family have lost their lives in the cause of the struggle, including of course, my relations. Since the agitation, particularly from the time my son was incarcerated, my family has lost a lot in terms of naira and kobo, which space will not permit me to detail. What you see in this compound was put in place before the problem started and since then, there is no addition. Nnamdi on his part has also incurred many losses because for over one year, he has been in detention, his businesses have suffered tremendously.

How was your recent trip to Germany?

Last year, I went to Germany, not for Biafra as some people were saying, but for medical treatment because I felt so bad then. Funny enough, while in Germany for four months, nothing was found to be wrong with me, yet I was dying. My health had not so deteriorated like that since my son was incarcerated.

How do you assess your son’s ongoing trial in the court?

It is wrong and the family does not see the rationale behind the court granting Federal Government’s request that their witnesses should wear mask. It shows that there is something these people are trying to hide in my son’s case. We’ve protested this through Nnamdi’s lawyers and we are still protesting.

It surprises me that it is the same Nnamdi who was arrested earlier and after interrogation by security agents and I was asked to take him home that is being tried by masked men as so called witnesses. It was during this period we knew that it was Chief Ralph Uwazuruike who was instrumental to my son’s problem because during the time in question, he sent thugs that attacked Nnamdi when he went for the traditional marriage ceremony of his wife.

Your word for President Buhari on this matter?

My word for President Muhammadu Buhari is that he should release my son because in Nigeria and indeed the world over, we have freedom of speech and Nnamdi has not done anything to deserve being incarcerated for this long. I am saying this because you cannot be talking about peace in the country while Nnamdi is languishing in detention.

Any intervention from the British Government so far?

We had expected the British Government to have intervened in my son’s case. This expectation emanated from the fact that Nnamdi is a British citizen who had committed no offence. If the Federal Government has been begging Boko Haram members and the Niger Delta militants to lay down their arms for dialogue and even granted some of them amnesty; why should they treat my son’s case different and Britain does not see that something is wrong somewhere? It behoves on them to know that Nnamdi did not commit any crime against Nigeria and they owe him a duty as their citizen to ensure he is released from this unjust incarceration.

15 thoughts on “Igbo Leaders & UK Govt. Abandoned My Son Mazi Nnamdi Kanu To Fight For Biafra Alone

  1. What do you expect? He’s a scapegoat, him been a UK naturalized citizen doesn’t mean anything…they don’t care!

    • IF THE COW IS NOT A NIGERIAN WHY IS HE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM IN NIGERIA….YOU ARE A FOREGNER IN NIGERIA,, IGBOOOOOOOO PEOPLE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT YOUR SON,, WHY DID YOU NOT ADVICE YOUR SON… ? WHAT IS MOST PAINFUL NOW IS THAT ANOTHER MAN WOULD BE HAVING SEX WITH KANU’S WIFE NOW IN UK. WHEN SHE IS IN HER HEAT PERIOD ANOTEHR MAN WOULD BE ATTENDING TO HER.

  2. HIS MAJESTY YOU SPOKE VERY WELL, LOOK AM IN SUPPORT OF IPOB BUT PLEASE THAT STATEMENT BRITISH CITIZEN SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN YOUR STATEMENT CAUSE A BRITON CANNOT COME TO ANOTHER COUNTRY TO SEEK FOR INDEPENDENT.

  3. Who will associate himself to a DUNK head son of yours, when young men are out there inventing and investing to the benefit of mankind in the world, and your untrained son is out their promoting DEAD IDEOLOGY,to cause confusion, if i have my way, he should ROT in jail,stupid people

  4. Nnamdi your son, is a confussionist and as such should rot in jail because, there is no buhari in this issue

  5. YOU SON WANT TO START ANOTHER WAY FOR POOR PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF WHEN HE HAS BRITISH PASSPORT AND A BETTER LIFE IS NOT FIGHTING FOR US. HE WANT TO BE A HERO HE WILL END UP TO ZERO LIKE LATE ABIOLA. YOU SON MADE BRING THIS ON HIMSELF SO LET HIM FACE IT DONT START WAY AGAIN OOOOOO.

  6. nnamdi kanu is from the eaat,mark my words salvation will come from the east.all this problems nigeria is facing now like economic recession,fulani herdsmen killings,millitancy,agitations,kidnapings,religious violence,sufferings in nigeria is bcus of nnamdi kanu’s detention,and all these problems will continue orless federal government of nigeria release him.this is fact believe it or not.

  7. Chief as a responsible father you should have warn your Son from disturbing the peace of his country
    U.K. Government will not come and fight for someone disturbing the peace of his country, because he may turn back and do it to their country.Your Son his not real british. . He was a British naturalised. Talk to your Son to be law abiding Citizen .if not his going rot in jail. to Aderinto

  8. THE KING IS DOING WHAT A FATHER SHOULD DO. IF YOU WERE IN HIS SHOES, YOU WOULD EVEN DO MORE. BUT THE WAY I SEE THINGS NOW, THE CASE OF KANU IS BECOMING A TERRIBLE BURDEN TO FG. INFACT, FG IS IN A STATE OF DILEMMA NOW. BOKO HARAM, BIAFRA AGITATION, MILITANCY IN THE DELTA ARE THE REAL ISSUES FACING THE NATION. IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T TACKLE THESE BIG 3, THIS COUNTRY WILL NEVER RISE!

  9. DEAR KING, SORRY THAT YOUR SON IS JUST A STUPID IDIOT, THE U.K GOVERNMENT DO NOT POKE THEIR NOSE ON SOMEONE WHO IS A COMMONER.

    YOUR SON IS A COMMONER IN U.K , AFTER GOING FOR EARLY MORNING CLEANING FOR YEARS AND SAVE SOME POUNDS, SO HE THINK HE CAN REPLACE ODUNEWKU OJUKWU AH AH AH AH

    YOUR SON IS JUST A COMMONER EARLY MORNING CLEANER. UM AH AH AH SORRY WE HAVE TO CHAIN HIM DOWN TO THE DUNGEON.

  10. When you hear or find pure and undiluted foolishness and ignorance where you expected to find wisdom and understanding, you are always disappointed. Eze Isreal Okwu Kanu would be a young man when late Ikemba- Dim Chukemaka Ojukwu took the Igbo people to failed, costly, brutal, and a very disastrous war to Igbos against Nigerian unity in the 60s. In the end, over two millions innocent Igbo people died in the war, while those who engineered the war from the start to the end escaped the war zone with all their immediate family members. WHAT A SHAME! Now, the Igbos are wiser than ever, and they refused to be led to another failed war by one Londoner-a British citizen. Kanu Nnamdi is nothing but a lazy, jobless, arrogant, and opportuniSt whose sole intension or goal was to extort money from unsuspecting and ignorant Igbos to finance his lavish lifestyle without any job. His recent bad behavior and dumb agitation at the court and in prison will further prolong his stay in the prison of the zoo called Nigeria. How can Igbo leaders come to the rescue of a mannerless and stupid guy who called them animals in the zoo? Like father, like son, his father-Eze Okwu Kanu is now issuing another dumb threats against Nigerian government that if his criminal son is not released, there won’t be peace in Nigeria. Let me remind this Eze that the British Empire in the 60s campaigned against Igbo quest for Biafra. And they do still today. Nothing and absolutely nothing will happen to Nigeria if all Kanu’s family members are sent to maximum prison indefinitely by aNY Nigerian government. Stop all these your empty, ridiculous and dumb threats that will further prolong your son’s stay in detention he put himself in. Baba’N Nonsense from Eze Kanu.

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