Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said that “Nigerians will troop to Biafraland to learn how to run a democratic government and we Biafrans would be glad to teach them”.
Kanu said this to berate the action of the Federal Government for making an announcement to the nation through the Secretary to the Federal Government, Boss Mustapha, an assignment that constitutionally should be carried out by the vice president.
Kanu said this in a statement signed by him and issued to the press by the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, which was titled “Learning is good isn’t it, especially from miscreants”.
“Last night I wrote in my penultimate post that “Boss Mustapha made an announcement which the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo ought to have made in the absence of Mr President.
“It is an abomination in a democracy for a mere political appointee to issue a directive to citizens who cannot hold him accountable through the ballot box.
“This is Government 101.The TV station knew that was not only wrong and democratically untenable, it was a subversion of the Constitution and will of the people.
“Later that same night the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, issued a statement, rebuking the government for using Boss Mustapha to issue directives to Nigeria citizens.
“This is how it will be in the future, Nigerians will troop to Biafraland to learn how to run a democratic government and we Biafrans would be glad to teach them for free because they are fellow Africans.
“The correct question PDP should be asking the Nigerian government is, where is the Vice President and why is the Secretary to the Government of the Federation doing his job when he is still alive and well?