During an interview with the IBTimes UK, Uchechi Kanu denied the news that her husband is giving up on the fight for independence, describing the allegations as incorrect and insulting.
Mrs. Kanu said:
“Anybody thinking that my husband will renounce Biafra is certifiably insane. This type of news as distressing as it is, is laughable because no group can postulate what my husband can or cannot do or say. This is not only an insult to our belief but also a despoliation of our rights as a people perpetrated by dishonourable minds.
“It is now apparent that the charges against my husband are politically motivated and not a judicial process as President Buhari would have the world believe.
“This singular act of tyranny and injustice against my husband amongst others is reprehensible to every reasonable mind and is one of the critical reasons for the emergence of the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) who have in their quest, consistently called for the release of my husband which President Buhari has underplayed.
“Subsequently, Nnamdi Kanu should be present at any negotiations and I can refer President Buhari to F.W. de Klerk of South Africa on how to negotiate with a freedom fighter.”
The remarks by Kanu’s wife was sequel to claims by the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta that the Federal Government was negotiating the possible release of the IPOB leader and director of Radio Biafra, only if he renounced his fight for secession.
In response to the allegations, IPOB also released a statement making it clear that their leader had not “consented to any agreement”.