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Is Kanu Really Being Released to Disrupt Obi’s Election?

  By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie  The assumption that the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is being released to disrupt ...


By Nelson Ofokar Yagazie 

The assumption that the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is being released to disrupt Peter Obi's political ambition is both evil and crass. Maybe in the anemic permutations of those pushing this narrative, to achieve their political desires an innocent man has to remain in illegal detention.  


That you do not share in Kanu convictions is not an enough reason to project the sordid. And this, I have observed, is the trouble with one-Nigerianists. Always willing to suffocate law and order to achieve their goals.


Before the Obi ambition, there is IPOB agitation, and before the clamour for Igbo presidency, there has been Biafra freedom quest. If one has to give way for the other, which should therefore? But both have been running on parallel lines. Why stepping out of your track to stifle the other? Not as if you can, though.


Nnamdi Kanu doesn't stop anyone from exercising his franchise, nor does he shortchange your vote cast. It's still Nigerian government in collusion with your INEC that disenfranchise you by limiting your voters registration through supply of non-functional equipment in the Southeast and South-southern regions, and booting Igbos out from registration units in Lagos and other Southwestern states. It's still Nigerian government that use thugs and even corrupt security operatives to disrupt voting on election days and thereafter, either coerce or bribe INEC officials into doctoring of results. And when that is not sufficient, ply the Supreme Court route as typified by the Imo state gubernatorial showdown. Wherefore is Kanu the arbiter?


If Kanu doesn't believe in Nigerian political process, then it's general, and not targeted against a particular candidate as mischief makers tend to project. And his convictions are his fundamental right, one shouldn’t forget.


What even forms the idea? Are they releasing Kanu to fight Obi and the Attorney General of the federation, Malami, is strongly opposing the court ruling, stating in clear terms his unwillingness to let Kanu off the hook? By the way, is an Attorney General not supposed to be neutral on cases? But here in Nigeria is an Attorney General taking sides, even opposing court ruling ...reason Nigeria is described as a Zoo.


By the way, is Obi even a threat to Northern Hegemony? The Fulani oligarchy is in firm control of INEC and every other electoral apparatus in Nigeria. While you sweat under the sun to caste vote, they announce who they please. What do you do? What did you do in the Uzodima/Ihedioha Supreme Court saga?  Murmur and move on. That's all.


And if we are to take our analysis a step further, why was Kanu abducted and incarcerated in the first place?  Because he is agitating for an independent state of Biafra, everyone would answer. Has he stopped agitating?  No!  Will he ever stop?  No!  So when he walks away from detention, what is he expected to do?  Continue his agitation from where he stopped. So will the Fulani oligarchy running Nigerian government willingly release him to continue pushing for a separate state of Biafra from Nigeria therefore?


Isn't Igbo presidency or better put, Obi's presidency, a much lesser evil to them? So will they release him to orchestrate the bigger evil then? Your guess is as good as mine. And by now, I believe, you would have figured out why I said that you are not only being evil but crass as well in the assumption that Nnamdi Kanu is being released to disrupt the Obi’s election.

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