Never one to shy away from making controversial statements, Eedris Abdulkareeem has come out to somewhat defend IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, claiming he is fighting for a good cause. However, he added that he is going about it the wrong way.
In an interview with Linda Ikeji, he stated,
“I think Nnamdi Kanu is fighting a very good cause but in a very bad way. He’s still on bail, so what he should have basically done is to peacefully put together a referendum by calling on people who believe in what he’s doing and also seek support from a couple of countries and take it up non violently”.
“You can’t be out on bail and be agitating for something because that could basically lead us to war and we don’t need war in this country right now. If we are not careful, what happened in 1967 may repeat itself because we have a government that does not know how to go about bringing people together.”
Nnamdi Kanu is not a name unfamiliar to Nigerians over the past couple of years as he’s led a campaign for the actualization of the nation of Biafra. His arrest in 2016 gained his a lot of notoriety among his followers, and he has a core group of very loyal followers.