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Akin Oyebode, Professor of International law and jurisprudence, has warned Igbo leaders to call Nnamdi Kanu to order over his agitation for Biafra.

The Don, who insisted that independence must be fought for and won, dared Nnamdi Kanu to confront the Nigerian military first, “then there’s question of recognition”.
He was reacting to demand by the IPOB leader, for referendum for South East before the forthcoming Anambra and 2019 elections.
Oyebode warned that Kanu was provoking the federal government and taking his luck too far.
“Nnamdi Kanu is an opportunist. People have said who put you to power? Who are you to speak for Ndigbo? I read something online where Anambra people said ‘count us out of your Biafra whatever, boycott of November 2017 Anambra governorship election’.
“What’s referendum, that Igbo should not vote? We are going to vote. You got away with sit at home protest but this time we are part of Nigeria or you want us to lose out or for soldiers to take over our state?.
“Why I said Nnamdi Kanu is being opportunistic is that the concept of self determination is a valid concept in colonial situations when you have the metropolitan power and the people subjugated by the colonial power.
 “Self determination is to poll inhabitants of the colonized territory whether they want independence or they don’t. After independence, it is no longer a matter of self determination. It becomes one of right to development. Nigerians exercised their right of self determination on the 1st of October, 1960.
“So that has been met and in fact a distinguished professor of international law, my late friend Prof Orji Umezuruike, defended a PhD in Oxford on self determination. People should read. So after independence, the only way you bring change about is not by way of referendum.
“You have to change the facts on the ground militarily. You defeat the federal government militarily. So you have a new state like that of Bangladesh in 1971, like that of Eritrea in 1979, like that of South Sudan four years ago.
“So militarily, you have to confront the federal government and defeat them and then declare your independence. Then there’s question of recognition. So that’s the only way you change the boundaries in Africa.”

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  1. Typical Nigerian arrogance and ignorance. Nigerians have so many educated illiterates. Nepotism got him that far, now he thinks he has sence. Anybody at anytime can demand to leave the zoo.

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  2. Oyebode wants Kanu to be violent like boko haram? What type of retards do we have in this zoo? We have enough problems in this country and we don't need a zoo warden causing more problems. I jump and pass jor. Let them first attack your family.

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  3. Hope those of you beating and supporting this drum of war will stand it when it finally comes. I wish all Ndigbos the best...

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  4. Oyebode, with all of your learning you're still so blind that you don't see straight. When Arewa Youths issued quit notice to Igbos what did the former say about other people from other parts of the country? Later Ango Abdullahi, a quota system professor, lied that money from the North was used to develop Sout East and South West? Oyebode, what did you say to that? Herdsmen carry all kinds of guns all over the country. Do they have permits? Can any Southeasterners bear arms without being arrested? Herdsmen disrupting WAEC exams without consequences? Herdsmen going to Benue house of assembly to warn that grazing bill must not be passed? Christian Religious Knowledge being removed from school curriculum? Oyebode, none of these misnomers signals nothing to you? And more and more. Oyebode, must there be a civil war to achieve Biafra Republic, Oduduwa Republic, Niger Delta Republic, Middle Belt Republic etc. Oyebode, you don't know the meaning of referendum? Oyebode, the need to restructure Nigeria makes no sense to you? Oyebode, setting aside the agreements reached at most recent National Conference convened by the immediate past administration makes sense to you? Oyebode, you just proved that you are worse than any illiterate in Nigeria. Find out what referendum means before you run your mouth any further. I am not Igbo, but the goings on in Nigeria make perceive grave danger for generations yet unborn in this so-called Nigeria. Oyebode, chew on this little message!

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    1. Your message are not right and not true so nothing to chew on. All that you highlighted had been on before Buhari, why crying now, just because Buhari want to put stop to it. Ole.

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  5. I never said Buhari is the cause of the current agitations. They have long been there; they led to the civil war. The point is that they must be corrected. Iwo ni ole. O bu mi no mo se da elohun

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  6. Theodore Orji,former Governor of Abia State is one of the people who raped Abia state to its current bloody state. This nincompoop has rigged and bribed his way to the senate where he's never seen making any useful impact. He's also established his no-do-well son in the House of Reps yet our agitators are not doing anything about them. Is it not said that charity begins at home? Let us rise against these crooks who have ruined the people of South East extraction.#killtheodoreOrji

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