If Kanu Serious About Biafra He Should Fight Nigerian Military Or Keep Quiet – Oyebode

Professor of International law and jurisprudence, Akin Oyebode, has warned the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), on the agitation for Biafra, says he should go to war if only he is serious about Biafra.

Oyebode, who insisted that independence must be fought for and won, dared Nnamdi Kanu to confront the Nigerian military first, “then there’s question of recognition”.

He was reacting to demand by the IPOB leader, for referendum for South East before the forthcoming Anambra and 2019 elections.

Oyebode warned that Kanu was provoking the federal government and taking his luck too far.

“Nnamdi Kanu is an opportunist. People have said who put you to power? Who are you to speak for Ndigbo? I read something online where Anambra people said ‘count us out of your Biafra whatever, boycott of November 2017 Anambra governorship election’.

“What’s referendum, that Igbo should not vote? We are going to vote. You got away with sit at home protest but this time we are part of Nigeria or you want us to lose out or for soldiers to take over our state?.

“Why I said Nnamdi Kanu is being opportunistic is that the concept of self determination is a valid concept in colonial situations when you have the metropolitan power and the people subjugated by the colonial power.

“Self determination is to poll inhabitants of the colonized territory whether they want independence or they don’t. After independence, it is no longer a matter of self determination. It becomes one of right to development. Nigerians exercised their right of self determination on the 1st of October, 1960.

“So that has been met and in fact a distinguished professor of international law, my late friend Prof Orji Umezuruike, defended a PhD in Oxford on self determination. People should read. So after independence, the only way you bring change about is not by way of referendum.

“You have to change the facts on the ground militarily. You defeat the federal government militarily. So you have a new state like that of Bangladesh in 1971, like that of Eritrea in 1979, like that of South Sudan four years ago.

“So militarily, you have to confront the federal government and defeat them and then declare your independence. Then there’s question of recognition. So that’s the only way you change the boundaries in Africa.”

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    YOU RE ONE OF THOSE WHO BUY SATIFYCATE WITH MORNEY & HAVE NO KNOLAGE,ASK GOWON ABOUT US WHEN IT COME TO WAR,BE WORNED,

  2. BROWN

    JUST IMAGINE THAT STUPID OLD FOOL CAMPAIGNING FOR WAR…………YOU CLAIM 2B EDUCATED BUT LACK RUDIMENTARY…………IF THE UPRISING YOU ARE CAMPAIGNING FOR STARTS, YOU AND YOUR HOUSEHOLD WILL BE THE FIRST TO BE ELIMINATED.
    BIAFRA IS THE ONLY JUSTIFICATION WE HAVE TO EXIST AS HUMAN.

  3. Biafran firstson

    Good question, did Nigeria fought war for there independence? Even if war happens Nigeria can never defeat biafra again or it will be endless fight,any country that involved will be distroyed by igbos living there

  4. Biafran firstson

    Who is this man, a professor? From his speech I can see that he is among those who claims to be educated but has no 4site to rescue Africa,only truth can bring biafra and our leaders is on the right track.

  5. Mirror African TV

    Why should Nnamdi go to war with the Nigerian government? Today there many ways to get what so ever you need. Asking him to go to war means that you don’t have any argument, sorry we will get all we need without war and you will be banish to enter Biafraland at the end

  6. Zukism

    War, War …
    Who is fighting who?
    Restructuring! How? The country that has been corruptly bastardised by the leaders.
    Restructuring! By Who? The same cabals who has been in power since the country’s independence in 1960?
    Who will Restructure Who?
    To be honest restructuring will fail
    The best option is referendum…

  7. prince EMT

    you are such a useless man to have started singing songs of war, God punish you that the war your praying for cones you will be the first to die since you think that all your children are over sea an you want another man own to die an you will retuned to over sea to met with your generation today I pray for that since you want war it shall locate an hour family should be wapout in Jesus name amen

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