The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Director of London based radio Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has described former President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as a ‘weak and incompetent’ leader.
The IPOB leader who made this statement during an interview with the Sun newspaper over the weekend, stressed that Jonathan’s wife, Patience would have been a better president than her husband.
Kanu said: “Jonathan is my uncle, yes. I was one of those who said Jonathan’s tenure was more or less an Igbo presidency; it’s on record I said that.
“But, he knew I never liked his regime because he was weak and incompetent.
“I don’t support evil; if you do good, I will tell you, if you do bad, I will say it the way it is; I don’t curry favours.
“He was weak, I said I wish it was aunty Patience Jonathan who was in-charge, she would have done better.
“Look at where Jonathan dropped us today; he never finished building the East/West Road, but, he built railway line from Abuja to Kaduna, so they will love him.
“Who told you that if they did not love Zik, that they will love you?” the IPOB leader added.
In response to Kanu’s statement, former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has insisted that the former President was not weak or incompetent.
Fani-Kayode gave this assurance in a post on micro blogging site, Twitter.
The former Minister tweeted: “I do not believe that @GEJonathan was weak or incompetent. I believe that he is a profoundly good man and a courageous & exemplary leader,” Fani-Kayode wrote on his Twitter page.
Meanwhile, ALEDEH recalls that on May 1, Kanu made his first public appearance after he regained freedom when he paid a courtesy visit to former Minister of Aviation and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode at his residence in Abuja.
The IPOB leader was received by Fani-Kayode, his wife Precious and convener of ‘Concerned Nigerians’, Deji Adeyanju.
Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, the nation’s capital on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, granted bail to the IPOB leader. Kanu who described himself as the ‘Lion of Biafra’, was granted bail by Justice Binta Nyako on health grounds and ordered not to grant press interviews and avoid being seen in a crowd of more than 10 people.
The IPOB leader was freed after meeting the bail conditions given to him by Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja division of the Federal High Court. Kanu perfected the bail after the South East Senate caucus and former Deputy Governor of Abia State, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, a Jewish High Chief Priest, Immanuu-El Shalom and a Chartered Accountant residing in Abuja, Tochukwu Uchendu signed the bail bond.
Surprisingly, two months after the IPOB leader was freed, he has not only addressed hundreds of his supporters but has also granted media interviews.
Last month, while addressing the members of the Jewish Synagogue at his residence in Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku, Umuahia in Abia state, Southeast Nigeria , Kanu declared that the coming of the Republic of Biafra was imminent.
Similarly, Kanu had told Al Jazeera that he was not bothered about landing in trouble over his actions due to the bail conditions given to him Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Division of the High Court.