Naija News reports that the IPOB leader, who is on exile, made this comment in a statement entitled, “Learning is good isn’t it, especially from miscreants” personally signed by him, and made available to journalists by Emma Powerful, the IPOB Media and Publicity Secretary.
Taking a swipe at the Nigerian government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, Kanu said that the government visits his Facebook page to get free education, adding that very soon he will start charging Nigerian government for receiving free education from his page.
Kanu made this statement when queried why the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha for allegedly making an announcement that was supposed to be made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Apparently displeased with the announcement, the PDP issued a statement, condemning President Buhari for not announcing the extension of gradual lockdown ease himself.
“Our party points out that nowhere in our laws are the powers to broadcast Presidential executive orders to declare curfew and restriction of movements vested in the Office of the SGF. The action of the SGF has brought serious confusion in the polity regarding the legality or otherwise of the directives contained in the SGF’s announcement,” the PDP had said in a statement.
Reacting to the action of the SGF and the statement issued by the PDP, Kanu said: “Last night I wrote in my penultimate post that “Boss Mustapha made an announcement which the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo ought to have made in the absence of Mr President.
“It is an abomination in a democracy for a mere political appointee to issue a directive to citizens who cannot hold him accountable through the ballot box.
“This is Government 101. The TV station knew that was not only wrong and democratically untenable, it was a subversion of the Constitution and will of the people.
“Later that same night the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, issued a statement, rebuking the government for using Boss Mustapha to issue directives to Nigeria citizens.
“This is how it will be in the future, Nigerians will troop to Biafraland to learn how to run a democratic government and we Biafrans would be glad to teach them for free because they are fellow Africans,” the IPOB leader.