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Kanu ready to end agitation if Nigeria is restructured – Nwabueze

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Eminent lawyer and elder statesmen, Prof. Ben Nwabueze said that the leader of Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has mandated him to declare to Nigeria that he is ready to call off the struggle for Biafra if there is progress made in restructuring Nigeria.

Nwabueze said this on yesterday during a press conference by Southern Leaders of Thought at Chief Rotimi Williams Chambers, Ilupeju Lagos.

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Nwabueze who is the leader of the group warned that “President Buhari will be looking for trouble if he tries to usurp the constitutional powers of the people to ask for a better Nigeria through a change in structure.

“The power to restructure belongs to the people, not the National Assembly, and the government must not toy with this for the peace of the nation.

“Kanu has mandated me to declare to Nigeria that he is ready to call off the struggle for Biafra if progress is made in restructuring Nigeria.”

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However, Nwabueze’s assertion was quickly denied by Kanu, who, speaking in Umuahia, Abia State, said he could not have given that promise when there were no indications that the reported injustices against his people could ever be addressed by restructuring.

Kanu, who made the denial in Umuahia, Abia State said he couldn’t have made such a pronouncement when there were no indications that the endemic injustices against his people could ever be addressed through restructuring.

Urging Biafra activists and members of the public to disregard the speculation, Kanu said those who believe Nigeria could ever be restructured were living in self-illusion because “those benefiting from the current lopsidedness will stop at nothing in resisting any move towards restructuring.”

According to him, it is too late to restructure Nigeria “because those who think Nigeria is their estate have made restructuring impossible.” Kanu further said the advocates of restructuring would one day come to terms with realities but regretted that such realisation might be too late.

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He said the restoration of Biafra Republic is not negotiable, adding that no amount of blackmail or intimidation will make him give up the struggle. Kanu said he was born to restore Biafra and could not afford to fail God and his people who are yearning for emancipation.

According to him, it is too late to restructure Nigeria “because those who think Nigeria is their estate have made restructuring impossible.” Kanu further said the advocates of restructuring would one day come to terms with realities but regretted that such realisation might be too late.

He said the restoration of Biafra Republic is not negotiable, adding that no amount of blackmail or intimidation will make him give up the struggle. Kanu said he was born to restore Biafra and could not afford to fail God and his people who are yearning for emancipation.

Kanu further said the advocates of restructuring would one day come to terms with realities but regretted that such realisation might be too late. He said the restoration of Biafra Republic is not negotiable, adding that no amount of blackmail or intimidation will make him give up the struggle. Kanu said he was born to restore Biafra and could not afford to fail God and his people who are yearning for emancipation.

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He said the restoration of Biafra Republic is not negotiable, adding that no amount of blackmail or intimidation will make him give up the struggle. Kanu said he was born to restore Biafra and could not afford to fail God and his people who are yearning for emancipation.

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