Uchechi Okwu-Kanu has reacted to a viral report by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) suggesting that her husband who is leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is willing to renounce his agitation for Biafra following a negotiation with the Federal Government of Nigeria to drop charges submitted against him.
Uchechi said in a statement released on Tuesday 2 August 2016:
“This type of news as distressing as it is, is laughable because no group can postulate what my husband can or cannot do or say. This is not only an insult to our belief but also a despoliation of our rights as a people perpetrated by dishonourable minds.
“It is now apparent that the charges against my husband are politically motivated and not a judicial process as President Buhari would have the world believe. This singular act of tyranny and injustice against my husband amongst others is reprehensible to every reasonable mind and is one of the critical reasons for the emergence of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) who have in their quest, consistently called for the release of my husband which President Buhari has underplayed.
“Subsequently, Nnamdi Kanu should be present at any negotiations and I can refer President Buhari to F.W. de Klerk of South Africa on how to negotiate with a freedom fighter.”