Kanu’s Reappearance, A Tactical Plan To Scuttle Atiku Chances?
- by Expresgist
Leader of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Friday, resurfaced in the Holy City of Jerusalem.
Kanu, who was declared missing after the Nigerian Army invaded his home town in September, 2017, was spotted praying in Jerusalem.
His reappearance has continued to draw mix reactions from Nigerians both at home and in diaspora.
While members of his group have thrown party worldwide to celebrate his life, the Nigeria political arena has suddenly changed.
This is so as many of his supporters, who have made up their mind to vote for the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku/Obi, are now singing “No Referendum, No Election!”
Recall that Kanu had insisted that his group will not participate in any election in Nigeria unless referendum is conducted to decide the fate of South East dominated Biafrans.
In compliance with his command, IPOB members have successfully boycotted elections in both Imo and Anambra States.
However, many eastern youths who believed in his ideology, vowed to vote for PDP in 2019 after the party’s flag bearer nominated Mr Peter Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, as his running mate.
But Kanu’s reappearance will no doubt, threaten the new Atiku/Obi movement, hence boast the chances of president Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC.
In the meantime, all ears are wide open to hear IPOB’s next line of action.