Mrs. Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, who is the wife of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu has said that the arrest and continued detention of her husband show that President Muhammadu Buhari has not shed his military character even as a democratically elected President.
Noting that it has not been easy since her husband was arrested in October 2015, she described Kanu’s ordeal, in a statement from United Kingdom and obtained by Vanguard , as a catalyst driving the new agitation for Biafra.
In the words of Okwu-Kalu: “the absence of my husband is mind-bending, it is inexplicable. I am practically a zombie but I am holding up, but it has not been easy since October 2015 he was arrested in Lagos.”
“The arrest of Nnamdi Kanu is the catalyst driving the new agitation. Hence, what could have taken years to achieve in terms of awareness and mobilization was achieved within a short frame of time. And this is testimony to the fact that IPOB through Radio Biafra did a lot of ground work prior to the arrest.
“If you recall, I mentioned in December that most people are awaken by the call of this cause but you will agree with me now that almost every being in the whole world has Biafra on their lips both ‘for’ and ‘against’.”
Okwu-Kanu, who said she has lost faith in the Nigerian system particularly the judiciary which she no longer believe is independent accused President Muhammadu Buhari of once more proving to the world that he has not dropped military behavior even as a President of a country practicing democracy.
“Buhari controls the law so there is no faith in the judiciary, if the masses cannot get justice from where it should be given because it is controlled by the government, then there shouldn’t be a court after all.”
She, however, expressed satisfaction with her husband’s new defense team led by Chuks Mouma SAN, noting that, “the new team is working tirelessly to ensure the right justice is given. They have taken the trial to another level, the ECOWAS Court.”