Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has asked Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for the emergence of top separatists, Sunday “Igboho” Adeyemo, and Nnamdi Kanu.
Both separatist leaders have been calling for separate and independent nations, Yoruba Nation and Biafra Republic.
In a tweet via his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday, Omokri said majority of Nigerians would continue to support the two separatists because of “President Muhammadu Buhari’s empathy for bandits and killer herdsmen.”
He berated the Buhari-led government for failing to address the issue of bandits and herdsmen ravaging communities across the country.
Omokri claimed that the President is aware that some communities in Northern Nigeria pay bandits money and other things.
“Multiple communities in Northern Nigeria have peace pacts with bandits and killer herdsmen, of which they pay them a certain amount every month. The Buhari government is fully aware of this and does nothing. That’s why Igboho and Kanu will continue to have support,” Omokri wrote.
Meanwhile, the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has insisted that no Igbo leader or group can dictate or influence its decision as a group.
The party was reacting to a statement credited to the former Anambra Governor, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, who said the sit-at-home protest planned by the group is detrimental to the South-East.
Reacting in a statement on Tuesday, IPOB spokesperson Emma Powerful said the political class from both South-East and South-South should accept the fact that there is no going back on Biafra.
He noted that IPOB can heed the advice of Igbo leaders if such is beneficial to its members.
The IPOB spokesperson said. “Former Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife has the right to say his opinion but has no right to direct IPOB. IPOB is an institution that provides guidelines for its members.
“Ezeife or any other body can suggest if IPOB likes their suggestions we take it, but if we don’t like it we leave it.”
“Abducting Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria has completely shown that Nigeria definitely with clear evidence want their economy to be in shambles and comatose.
“IPOB will help them bring the economy into ruin and down unless they release our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. We are entitled to whatever we’re doing.
“The only thing we want is the release Nnamdi Kanu and give us a date for a referendum for Biafra to ascertain our fate whether to continue to stay in Nigeria or not. We are sure that every indigenous nationality and tribe in Nigeria wants to opt out of this evil cage British lumped us together in since 1914.
“We are tired of this contraption called Nigeria and continue keeping us in the hell hole will continue to bring Nigeria into disaster and economical quagmire.
“Therefore we are calling on global leaders to prevail on Nigeria Government and her partners in crime and Fulani cabals running the country to leave us.
“We are no longer interested in the country and its government and they must provide a date for a referendum because it won’t give them good opportunity to manipulate Biafrans and they must continue to force Biafrans to stay in Nigeria.
“We have made up our minds that we can’t continue staying in Nigeria. This is the point we are making and also this is what our leaders in the South-East and South-South fail to understand that the youths are no longer interested in cattle rearing and terrorist country called Nigeria,” the statement added.