1st December, 2021
Family of Nnamdi Kanu, currently in the custody of the Department of State Security have blasted Senator Orji Kalu for his visit to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, who spoke for the family, questioned the motive of the Senator.
He warned Kalu against unnecessarily advertising his visit to their brother, Kanu “probably for political gains”.
Emmanuel also expressed the family’s rage and disappointment over what they called “confusing, incoherent, disparaging and uncomplimentary remarks.”
He questioned what the senator meant by Kanu’s “insane amount of people rooting for his release”.
“What does Senator Orji Uzor Kalu want to achieve by those confusing and disparaging remarks? Is he saying that millions of followers of Nnamdi Kanu who feel disenchanted by the protracted and provocative marginalization and injustice perpetrated against Biafrans by the Nigerian authorities are insane?
“Who is Kalu working for? Must he advertise his visit to our brother? If he thinks he has any solution to offer can’t he work from behind the scene? Must he make a political gain of every issue?
“We are highly disappointed by his incoherent utterances. He must understand that our brother is not being persecuted because he stole, or committed any crime. His only crime, if at all it’s a crime, is asking for the freedom of the oppressed people of Biafra.
“Orji Uzor Kalu and his type are the reason the agitation for self-determination by our people is unending. How can he be trusted by the people? We have not forgotten his role in 2017 when our brother was in Kuje prison. What is his mission? Is he for or against Nnamdi Kanu?
“By his utterances, it is clear that he is no solution but part of the problems of our people. He shouldn’t forget that history will judge him for all his actions and inactions.
“In case Sen. Kalu doesn’t know, real Igbo leaders are working behind the scene to bring about solution to the problem of our people. They don’t make noise over it”.