‘I apologise for calling Buhari a paedophile, terrorist’ – Nnamdi Kanu

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari, for describing him as a terrorist and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.
Kanu, the director of Radio Biafra, expressed his readiness to write a private letter of apology to the President.
He also apologised to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for making several unsavoury comments about them.
The Biafra leader’s apology was contained in a statement made available to the Department of State Services on October 23.
The statement read in part: “Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that, I unreservedly apologise and will be doing so in a private letter to the President.
“Before PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. I also said uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognise should not have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders.
“All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them.”
Justifying his agitation for secession, Kanu further stated that the agenda of IPOB stemmed from the ‘incessant hardship, lack of holistic development in the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria, lack of youth employment, corruption in high offices and economic regression.’
He revealed in the statement that IPOB was registered with the United Nations to pursue the rights of the people of Biafra.
“I can confirm that I, Nnamdi Kanu, is the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra worldwide as a legitimately and duly registered body at the United Nations pursuing the rights of a specific indigenous people, in this case, Biafra, to seek self determination according to the said charter.
“The reason for the formation of the Indigenous People of Biafra is to avail those referring to themselves as Biafrans the opportunity made available as a result of the United Nations declaration to seek the peaceful rebirth of Biafra in line with international law.”
Kanu is being tried by the Federal Government alongside two others on six count-charge of treason and other ancillary offences.
Despited being granted bail, he has remained in the custody of the DSS since his arrest in Lagos on October 14.
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