The founder of DAAR Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, has revealed how Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has impacted the southeast’s chances of delivering a Nigerian president.
Some Nigerians fear Kanu will compel a Nigerian president of Igbo descent to proclaim Biafra, according to Dokpesi.
He predicted that the IPOB leader will employ violent tactics to blackmail and force an Igbo president to declare South East independence.
He emphasized that Kanu and IPOB had hampered the Southeast’s push for a Nigerian president.
Dokpesi emphasized his conviction in a united and indivisible Nigeria in a statement released on Monday.
The statement reads partly: “The emergence of IPOB and its influence across the South East has complicated and undermined the agitation for patriotic Nigerians of Igbo extraction to lead this nation as far as the 2023 election is concerned.
“If nobody has told Ohaneze Ndigbo before, the concern today from some other regions is that if Nnamdi Kanu plays the role of Aguiyi Ironsi in leading a militant revolt against constitutional government in the southeast under Igbo presidency, the president will be pressured by his base to facilitate the UN processes for the South East to call for independence from Nigeria.
“Thus an Igbo President may be compromised in protecting the political and geographic boundaries of Nigeria whilst Nigeria remains under the threat of IPOB’s secessionist activities,” he added.