The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Wednesday claimed that the Federal Government offered him Biafra Republic while he was in prison, with only the five South East States as the component parts but he rejected it.
Vanguard reports that he refused the offer because it did not constitute the complete Biafra – as he seeks for a Biafra with Rivers and Benue States inclusive.
Kanu, who spoke when leaders of Igbo Civil Society Coalition led by Prof. Obasi Igwe paid him a solidarity visit at his Umuahia home, also claimed that he was offered an oil block and mansion in Dubai aimed at making him to abandon the cause but that he rejected them and insisted on the actualization of Biafra.
Kanu, who laughed off the offer, saying those things were Greek gifts to buy him over, insisted that he has no price other than to actualize the restoration of Biafra Republic and liberate the Igbo.
“They gave me Biafra in prison with only the five Igbo states; I said no, I want Benue and Rivers”, Kanu said, pointing out that “Biafra is coming, there is nothing to stop it”.
The IPOB leader made the strong avowal on a day the Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, trivialised a statement credited to him that the November 18 gubernatorial election in the state would not hold.