Nnamdi Kanu, A Man Whose Destiny Found Him ―By Annkio Briggs
Written by Annkio Briggs
11th May 2017
As a mother I have wondered about Nnamdi Kanu’s birth parents as he is always a child of destiny, called to fulfill the call of Justice, Equity, freedom
The Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB], Maazi Nnamdi Kanu may be in Kuje prison in Abuja but he is a free man and the leader of his people.
In prison he has inspired a lot of other ethnic Nationalities to face the reality of today, it is time to break free from a country created by a British man for his own country in 1914 to feed their greed for power and resources.
In the new nation there was a conspiracy between the British and their agents against the southern protectorate, the numerous ethnic nationalities today identified as the Ndigbo, Yoruba and the different people who own and inhabit the region known as the Niger Delta in the made by Lugard Nation Nigeria.
This is not the first time l am speaking of Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, it will not be the last. The first time l spoke of him l referred to him as my son, as a mother and as an agitator for rights, justice, equity and freedom l am proud to refer to him as my son.
As a mother I have wondered about his birth parents as he is always a child of destiny, called to fulfill the call of Justice, Equity, freedom and to win the battle of good over evil. He is a child of a nation, child of a people, child of the past and indeed a child of and for the future. He will live long.
Finally yesterday if there were any people of the Igbo nation, Yoruba and the other ethnic nationalities of the Niger Delta region that stood on the fence on the issue of the call of the IPOB for a separate nation, the call of the Yoruba people, and that of the Niger Delta people, the conditions attached to the bail granted to Nnamdi Kanu has become the breaking point.
The trial of Nnamdi Kanu and three of his brothers and followers Chidiebere Ownwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi in secret is evil, to try them under sharia law is an affront and persecution of all Christians and Christianity, to hide their accusers from them is a legal injustice.
I am not surprised that Maazi Kanu refused to accept the terms of his bail, as all the conditions are against his basic human rights and as he rightly said unconstitutional.
His refusal to accept any bail conditions that freed him on bail and held back his followers is a demonstration of a great and humble leader, also justifies his role as leader to his followers that he will never leave them nor sacrifice them.
Lawyers from home and abroad have expressed their condemnation on the conditions of bail, l am merely at this time standing up once again to be counted for good, justice, equity and freedom.
By this l am bringing along ordinary men and women across the Niger Delta who believe that we are all equal in this project called Nigeria, and that anyone is free to leave if they so chose to leave, for whatever reasons they chose.
A young man born after the civil war that turned him into a man that will one day rise up and say LET MY PEOPLE GO’!
Instead of bowing to people who are his equal he choose to show them that his people, and all other peoples that make up Nigeria are equal, not by unacceptable claim to land mass or by the manufacture of census figures but that we are all equal because we are.
If there are any groups of people who believe they are superior to other equal owners and partners of project made by Lugard Nigeria then they have to realize that they don’t exist to us and that they are welcome to leave Nigeria, and if they choose not to leave then we will leave, but we can no longer continue under the circumstances that they have created in the name of governance and politics.
The Niger Delta Self Determination Movement (NDSDM) and The Niger Delta Occupy Niger Delta Resources (NDONDR) by this call on all the people, all Ethnic Nationalities of the Niger Delta region to question themselves and find answers to the questions, to begin to consider who their neighbors are, who they can live with, the changes that must take place for their today, their children and grand-children tomorrow.
Do they really believe that this will go beyond 2019?
Do we really believe we want to let this go beyond 2019?
Annkio Briggs for NDSDM, NDONDR