Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has said referendum made the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar a Nigerian.
Ejimakor likewise noted that Atiku’s emergence as Nigeria’s president ought to be anchored on a referendum.
He explained that Adamawa State where Atiku hailed from turned out to be part of Nigeria through referendum.
He offered the comment while backing the United Nations, UN, mandate that Kanu’s call for a referendum was genuine.
In a series of tweets, Ejimakor said the challenge with Kanu’s agitation for referendum was a misguided militarist response.
He stated that Nigeria gained Adamawa and lost Southern Cameroon through a referendum.
Ejimakor additionally listed countries like Eritrea, Kosovo, and South Sudan that arose through referendum.
As per Ejimakor: “Nigeria gained Adamawa and lost Southern Cameroon through referendum and nobody was detained, killed or extraordinarily renditioned.
“It is referendum that made Abubakar Atiku a Nigerian and which may as yet make him President. It’s through referendum that Midwest Region came into being in 1964.”
Ejimakor said the “militarist” response by the Nigerian Government has given the reason for the agitation for a referendum.
“The problem is not the separatist agitation, IPOB or Nnamdi Kanu. The problem is the misguided militarist response to it which, instead of containing it, is actually validating the agitation and convulsing Southeast and Nigeria to boot,” he added.
Kanu and IPOB have been agitating for a referendum that would prompt the restoration of Biafra.
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