- Kanu says belief that he hates northerners is very erroneous
- The IPOB leader says there are many great people in the north but the few 'terrible people' will not let them emerge
- Kanu says he has great love for northern ex-presidents Yar'Adua and Shagari
IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu has denied having hatred for the people of Northern Nigeria, Daily Sun reports.
Kanu said rather than hatred he has so much love for the leadership style of late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Shehu Shagari.
The chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said it was erroneous of people to see him as hating the North because he does not.
Kanu said: “People think I hate the North; that’s not true, but the only thing is that I say things the way they are, I don’t know how to tell lies to curry favours.
“People do not know that I love Shagari and Yar’Adua more than I love Zik.
“I’m saying this because when we were young and were growing up, the only notable person that built any notable infrastructure I saw with my two eyes was Shagari.
“The Enugu/Igwuocha (that the white man named Port Harcourt) Expressway, was built by the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) government of Shagari and then you can travel with joy because it was smooth and very clean.
“Now, tell me who has ever done that since after Shagari, no, tell me. Which other infrastructure will you be proud of, nobody has ever done anything again.
“I never met both men one on one, but these are good people. I’m not saying we don’t have other good people in the North, no, we have many of them, even in the judiciary, who are nice.
“But the few terrible, horrible ones won’t allow them to emerge, that’s the problem.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported earlier that some Jewish brothers visited the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
NAIJ.com gathered that during the visit, the Jewish faithfuls reportedly showed Kanu where Igbos are written in the Torah to prove that the Igbo people are truly from Israel.
A Facebook user, Chinasa Nworu, who shared the photos wrote: “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was surprised to see where Igbos are written in the Torah.
"The Jewish faithful visited him showed him how Igbos are Jews and are written in the Torah before the wicked Britain deleted it from the English Bible.”
Watch this NAIJ.com TV video of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu talking about Biafra in Abia state