NLNG Corporate Teamwork banner First bank campus storm Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

Produce my husband or face mass boycott of 2019 elections, Nnamdi Kanu’s wife tells FG

By News Express on 19/02/2018

Gmail icon

Views: 1,001

•IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu
•IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu

Nigeria’s authorities need to disclose the whereabouts of pro-Biafran leader Nnamdi Kanu or risk a mass boycott of next year’s election, his wife said in an interview broadcast Monday.

Uchechi Kanu said her husband, who has not been seen for six months, should be “the number one issue” in the run-up to the February 2019 vote for a new president and parliament.

“Where is he? You need to provide him, at least tell us where he is,” she told the BBC Yoruba language service in an interview in English.

“You need to at least do something before you run an election, otherwise we’re not going to vote.”

In a separate interview to the BBC Igbo service, she said: “I don’t know where my husband is, whether he is dead or alive, I don’t know.”

But she said she knew he was being held by the military, despite government denials.

Nnamdi Kanu heads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) movement, which has revived separatist sentiment in the Igbo-dominated southeast region of Nigeria.

The former London estate agent has not been seen since soldiers raided his house in the Abia state capital, Umuahia, following a crackdown on his supporters in September last year.

Kanu is on bail and facing trial on treason charges in the capital Abuja but was not in court at the resumed hearing of the case in October, leading to an adjournment.

The IPOB leader was first arrested in October 2015, prompting a wave of protests in the southeast and a crackdown by the police and military.

A previous declaration of an independent republic of Biafra in 1967 sparked a bloody, 30-month civil war.

The conflict left more than one million dead, most of them Igbos, from the effects of starvation and disease, as federal forces blockaded the fledgling state.

Kanu, who is in his 40s, has said his aim was “civil disobedience”, including shut-downs and boycotts of elections, to force a referendum on self-determination. (AFP)

Source News Express

Posted 19/02/2018 9:19:51 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Shippers decry dominance of shipments, clearance of goods...

Buhari challenges APC members on genuine reconciliation

Insurgency: Use psychological approach, unconventional methods against Boko...

We’ve taken over APGA National Secretariat —Maxi Okwu...

PDP heads for Appeal Court as tribunal upholds...

Ideology of Exponential Growth Devours, Corrupts: Growth as...

Millions discovered in Ikoyi Lagos flat by EFCC...

Insecurity: Eminent Nigerians, elder statesmen, activists hold emergency...

Cameroon soldiers kill 107 Boko Haram fighters

Wike sacks LG caretaker committee chairmen

Kidnapped Edo Zoo CEO regains freedom

Gunmen storm Zamfara market; kill 2, injure others...

 

Latest News Gunmen storm school, kidnap siblings Ex-Head of State Aguiyi Ironsi’s son dies in Umuahia Court orders FG to pay dismissed soldier N10m compensation 5 gunned down, scores injured as robbers dare Obiano, storm Onitsha 24 hours after launch of Operation Kpochapu IV FG, Labour leaders meet again over implementation of N30,000 minimum wage Air Force bombs Boko Haram’s meeting venue in Borno Federal lawmakers sing discordant tunes on 2020 budget Court remands 72-yr-old man for allegedly raping, impregnating daughter Without a new constitution, Nigeria will be burning in five years, says Clarke Breastfeeding prevents cancer, not breast sucking by men – Expert FG bans import, export of all goods at land borders Over 2,000 private schools shut in Niger State

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (550,526 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (447,167 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (394,626 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (330,477 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (298,783 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (263,079 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (255,963 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (253,213 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (234,681 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (220,817 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (198,421 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (195,671 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (104) Business & Economy (4,488) Business Verdict (85) Columnists (1,127) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (217) Entertainment (689) Features (829) Global Business Monitor (463) ICT Monitor (65) International (4,070) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (174) Maggie's Blog (444) News (52,621) Opinion (1,393) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,564) Religion (1,110) Sports (2,193) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera