Former Presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri has withdrawn his support for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Omokri hinged his decision on some of Nnamdi Kanu’s utterances, how he has carried minority groups who he claims are part of Biafra and how members of the group attack those who oppose them.
The former presidential spokesperson reiterated that he has never supported any separatist or secessionist agenda, but has supported and defended the right of Nigerians to express themselves and associate freely.
The statement read;
Recently, my perspective on Nigeria changed. I have never supported any separatist or secessionist agenda. However, I have supported and defended the right of any Nigerian to express himself and associate freely. It does not matter to me where such a person comes from.
When the Buhari administration moved against Ibrahim Zakzaky and the Shiites, I was the first person (not one of the first) to defend them. After defending them publicly myself, I called the then President of the Christian Association of Nigeria and begged him to issue a statement calling for an end to the killings of Shiites. He told me that though it was an Islamic affair, nevertheless, because of his fondness for me, he would speak in support, and he did.
I have similarly championed the causes of oppressed persons or people from every part of Nigeria. As much as is humanly possible, I have refused to be partial in my advocacy.
In the last three years, I have visited 40 nations on my own dime and time, for the cause of #FreeLeahSharibu, seeking freedom for a Christian girl from Borno. I have not collected a dime from anyone and of anyone knows anyone who has given me a penny, then they should publicly expose me.