NOVEMBER 13, 2016 – Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has congratulated Donald Trump over his election as the 45th president of the United States of America.
In a release through his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejimofor, Kanu said it was with great joy he received in prison the news of Trump’s electoral victory.
The release reads in part: “Mr. President-elect, the American people have given you their mandate and trust, not only to make America great again, but also to bring positive changes in the affairs of humanity.
“Your victory has placed a historic and moral burden upon you to liberate enslaved nations in Africa, trapped in artificially created boundaries designed to reinforce colonial domination and subjugation.
“It is imperative to draw historical parallels between your victory and that of the great Dwight Eisenhower, a fellow Republican, who was instrumental in the dismantling of European colonialism in Africa.
“I pray that you follow in his footsteps, by bringing to a deserved end neo-colonial enslavement, currently championed by puppet dictatorial and tyrannical regimes as the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has every confidence that as the leader of the free world, you have both the capacity and the will to confront the challenges ahead and meet the expectations of the American people in particular, and the oppressed people of the world in general.
“Your victory has therefore come with the responsibility to unite and heal the wounds of the past, including the re-writing of some aspects of the dark history of American foreign policy in Africa, championed by established interests, who worked through successive US administrations to actively sponsor undemocratic rogue regimes, corrupt dictatorships and more recently unrepentant arch genocidists.”
The IPOB leader said he was optimistic that a Trump administration would resist every temptation to partner with tyrannical regimes in Black Africa that according to him, specialise in ‘crushing’ the inalienable rights of its citizens.
He promised the president-elect that a free Biafra would be an ally of the United States of America on many fronts, stressing that both nations share the same Judeo-Christian background.