As the 2023 general elections draw closer, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has said that addressing secessionist agitation by Biafra proponents “would be the easiest thing” for him as he “already knows what they are looking for.”
Speaking in a recent interview on Superscreen TV, monitored by Politics Nigeria, Sowore said he has always expressed solidarity with Biafra agitators – even in the face of death threats.
He said, “I am about the only presidential candidate running now that has ever met with the leader of IPOB (Nnamdi Kanu). I met with him in 2019 in New York before I came to Nigeria and I was arrested and detained for four and a half months.
“And we had an extensive conversation about what is going on.
“And he (Kanu) says to me, ‘all we want is justice.’
“You see, the right to self-determination is a fundamental right, recognised by even the United Nations (UN).
“We are having it wrong by killing people who are asking for secession because as I have often been quoted, a lot of Nigerians have mentally seceded from Nigeria. They are not here with us anymore.
“They are just trapped here. Anybody that can get away now has practically left the country.