A former Biafran leader, Chief Joseph Achuzia, has lambasted former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, for describing pro-Biafra supporters as miscreants.
Chief Joseph Achuzia
Achuzia who made the remark while speaking to Vanguard in an interview in Asaba, said: “This is a question of the kettle calling pot black. The ex- president, Olusegun Obasanjo, is a friend, I have the greatest respect for him, but unfortunately, half or most of the times, he, out of arrogance becomes careless in the words he uses.
He continued: ”They say that those living in glass houses should not throw stone, by virtue of his being a former President, the presidential aura should always remain with him. Consequently, we try to shy away from comments that will affect him, but when he descends outside that cocoon of presidential aura, then we use the law of level playing ground in addressing the issue.
”So, I will crave his indulgence to allow me to address that issue. Obasanjo is not in a position to call people still talking about Biafra miscreants. Miscreants being that we were parading the road, barricading Government Houses, destroying property and other places, is that the reportage from the toxic media, if that is the reportage, it means that the media has misrepresented what they saw or what they heard.”
”For Obasanjo to call my people miscreants, I will say that he should look homewards, hence I say it is an issue of calling the kettle black.”
Meanwhile, Pro-Biafra supporters have continued their protests, this time in Enugu state, where they are demanding the release of Nnamdi Kanu, Radio Biafra director and a leader of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
It will be recalled that Kanu was arrested and arraigned secretly at the Magistrate Court, Wuse 11, Abuja by the DSS, but was later granted bail on October 19, but he hasn’t been released.
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