The Eastern Consultative Assembly, has alleged that those “fiercely” opposed to the restructuring of Nigeria are behind the push for the rearrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The assembly claimed that Kanu’s activities have created more awareness and clamour for Nigeria to be restructured.
In a statement by its Secretary, Evang Elliot UgoChukwu-Uko, the body claimed these politicians decided to “teach Kanu a lesson in order to pass a very strong message to agitators for restructuring and strike fear into their hearts”.
The assembly also claimed that these politicians wants, “Kanu’s head” because the IPOB leader is a thread to their political ambition.
The statement reads, “The agenda to re-arrest Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, agreed by the political class, sponsored by those fiercely opposed to the restructuring of Nigeria and endorsed by those who hate our people with passion, will permanently alter the Nigeria political firmament. This is probably ordained by God.
“The political leaders who are hands and glove with the plotters of this decision, desperately want Kanu out of circulation, they claim he is a threat to their re-election.
“The enemies of restructuring see him as a big threat to the sustenance of the current unitary structure, they believe Kanu has singularly created so much awareness on the need to restructure, that the whole world has come to agree that restructuring Nigeria is inevitable.
“They blame Kanu for this and swore never to forgive him. Lastly, armed with only the truth, Kanu has woken up docile, indolent and ignorant tribes from the North and South on the need to demand a better deal for all in a restructured Nigeria. For these, the oppressor needs Kanu’s head by all means.
“The fraud and falsehood of five decades has abruptly come to an end. Scales has finally fallen off the eyes of 196 million Nigerians. They want Nigeria to move forward, they want Nigeria restructured immediately.
“Everybody knows that the initiation of a restructuring process, will automatically bring down the tension in the land. The born to rule slave masters will never do that, rather they want to punish Kanu for instigating the quest and demand from everywhere for an early restructuring of Nigeria.
“They have decided to teach Kanu a lesson in order to pass a very strong message to agitators for restructuring and strike fear into the hearts of long suffering and oppressed masses who desire the restructuring of Nigeria. They would rather set Nigeria ablaze by arresting Kanu than begin the processes of saving Nigeria through a consensual restructuring.
“Finally, the oppressor should be told that nobody is deceived, the only reason they want Kanu’s head is because Kanu has done more than anybody else to bring Nigeria closer to restructuring, credit history will not deny him. The main reason enemies of restructuring hate him so much. We await the lighting of the match stick.”