Igbo republic advocate, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is a repentant rebel. This much he displayed one day ago when he reeled out this rather patriotic statement while visiting some personalities of Yoruba stock who solidarized with him while in detention before he was released few days ago.
Kanu was arrested and charged to court for advocating the breakup of Nigeria. He was remanded in prison until his bail recently.
Two prominent Yoruba figures, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, the governor of Ekiti State and former minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, identified with him while in detention.
Meanwhile, while addressing his hosts, a sobered Kanu said;
“I have no secession agenda. I don’t want to pull the Igbos out of Nigeria. Yes, I called Nigeria a zoo. A country of my parents, grandparents, great grandparents, great, great grandparents, can’t possibly be a zoo.
I am happy that what we set out to do has gained outstanding traction. Today, I have gained popularity far more than I desired. No other propaganda could have sold into the hearts of my Igbo brothers and sisters and drew sympathy than what I did on Radio Biafra.
“Radio Biafra became the thorn in the flesh of The Establishment. Day by day, we intensified our campaign against the Buhari government. That was the target and still remains the target. The Radio Biafra became an alternative voice for the PDP. The PDP as a party has never let me down. It is a partnership I have never regretted. As partners, the ultimate benefit of this mutuality is the democratic enthronement of a new government with the present occupants completely shut out. The 2015 loss should teach all of us some lesson.
“Today, my biggest fans, Gov. Fayose and Femi Fani-Kayode are of the Yoruba stock. Let me use this opportunity to apologize to the Yorubas, a race I have so denigrated in my previous speeches. I am sorry. With Fayose and FFK solidly behind me, we shall have a new Nigeria where the interest of all citizens will be protected. In the days ahead, I shall roll out a new style of communication that will not only unify Nigeria but make it a country of choice.”