The director-general of Voice of Nigeria Osita Okechukwu, has labelled Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader and Radio Biafra director, Nnamdi Kanu, a “boy” over his secessionist movement.
Kanu whose millions of fans took to the street and social media in several protests since he was arrested in October 2015 had frequently referred to Nigeria as a “zoo” and “cesspit” during his broadcasts.
Speaking today in Abuja, Okechukwu, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said:
“This is a boy, who is living in United Kingdom and has little or nothing do to with us here, I don’t know why he needs Biafra as a country.
“Has the Supreme Court said he should be released? To me, the Igbos are highly accepted in this country. Forget about the civil war because most countries also passed through the same road, even the United States.
“So, we must forget about the past and move ahead. If you look at it democratically, the Igbos have never at a time said they want to leave Nigeria.”