Former Nigeria Ambassador to Argentina, Empire Kanu, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari-led government over the abduction and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.
Kanu called on the federal government to address the important issues causing agitations instead of persecuting Kanu
The former envoy warned the Nigerian Government against hunting the IPOB leader as if he his the problem of Nigeria.
He wondered why the Buhari government is interested in the IPOB leader who is agitating for equity and justice.
“This union was forced on us by the British. The question is: what is Nnamdi asking for? Is it not a simple referendum? Why is the government afraid of giving a referendum to him and others who believe in the cause he is championing to determine whether or not they want to continue in this union?
“Why is it that Britain allowed Ireland and Scotland to have a referendum but is unwilling to allow the Eastern region to have a referendum?
“Britain should talk now and leave us alone. If you give us a referendum nobody will agitate again because the outcome of the referendum will solve this quarrel.
“So, what is the problem in asking for a referendum? Is the Government not the one harassing Nnamdi Kanu? They are the ones harassing the poor boy.”
Kanu demanded that the Nigerian Government accord the IPOB leader his legitimate rights after they abducted him back to the country.