The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has commended governors of the South East for taking some proactive actions in memory of the Biafra Day celebration.
East Gover reports that that IPOB had ordered a sit-at-home to mark this year’s Biafra Day and in honour of all those killed in the struggle for Biafra independence since 1976.
In a live broadcast Monday morning via Facebook, Kanu applauded Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State; his Enugu State counterpart, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State, and Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State for celebrating the day.
The IPOB leader hailed the courage of Obiano in building a cenotaph in memory of fallen Biafra heroes and commended Ugwuanyi for releasing members of Zionist Biafra group crammed into detention for some months.
Kanu also saluted the boldness of Gov. Ikpeazu in “speaking truth to power” when he declared on Sunday night that Abia traders would not be forced to open their shops today (Monday) if they chose not to do so.
Similarly, Kanu also commended the decision of Umahi to rescind his earlier threat to seize the shop of any trader in Ebonyi that closed shop because of the sit-at-home order.
Kanu said that “for the first time” the governors had behaved in a manner that won his admiration.
He said: “Maybe they are beginning to repent but I don’t want to be quick in saying they have repented until I’m sure they have. If they have repented, that will be nice for us all”.
Kanu, however, called for unity among Ndigbo and other indigenous tribes that make up Biafra republic.