Nnamdi kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says former President Goodluck Jonathan was so weak that his wife, Patience, would have made a better president.
Speaking exclusively to Daily Sun, Kanu said Jonathan did nothing for the Igbo, even though the region claimed him as one of their own.
“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,” he said.
“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 [sic] 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?”
Kanu also said he didn’t hate the north as widely perceived, singling out former Presidents Shehu Shagari and Umaru Yar’Adua as two northern leaders he grew up admiring.
“People think I hate the north; that’s not true,” he said.
“But the only thing is that I say things the way they are, I don’t know how to tell lies to curry favours. People do not know that I love (former Presidents Shagari and Yar’Adua more than I love (former President Nnamdi Azikiwe) Zik.
“I’m saying this because when we were young and were growing up, the only notable person that built any notable infrastructure I saw with my two eyes was Shagari. The Enugu/Igwuocha (that the white man named Port Harcourt) Expressway, was built by the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) government of Shagari and then you can travel with joy because it was smooth and very clean.
“Now, tell me who has ever done that since after Shagari; no, tell me. Which other infrastructure will you be proud of, nobody has ever done anything again?”