Uchechi Kanu, IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s wife who spoke to BBC on Monday, said the Nigerian government should account for her husband’s whereabouts, as her husband’s disappearance will be the major issue that will dictate discourse in 2019 General election.
According to Nnamdi Kanu’s wife, the Nigerian army is yet to tell everyone what happened to her husband as no one knows if he is dead or alive.
“In the next coming election. We need to have that in mind that for us to ever be better, we need to stand up. Yes, Nnamdi Kanu’s issue should be the number one thing: where is he? .
You need to provide him; at least tell us where he is. You need to at least do something before you run an election, otherwise we aren’t going to vote” she said.
On how life has been since her husband’s “disappearance”, she became emotional, describing the experience as difficult. “It is difficult,” she said about raising their child without her husband, adding that the child sometimes says things that break her heart.
He goes sometime… he says ‘Daddy’, and that kills me more, because I don’t know what to say to him,” she said.
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Nnamdi Kanu who has not been seen in public since September 2017, when the Nigerian army who denied knowing his whereabouts raided his residence in Abia state, is wanted for an alleged treason by the Nigerian government.
Recall that recently, Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed an application filed by IPOB, seeking to compel the Chief of Army staff to produce the missing leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu.
The trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, also over-ruled the appeal for lack of merit and proof, that the chief of army staff was indeed the last person seen with mister Nnamdi Kanu.
Counsel to IPOB, Ifeanyi Ejiofor had prayed the court to order the Chief of Army staff to produce his client claiming that no member of Kanu’s family had seen or heard from him since September 14th, 2017.
Opposing the motion, however, General Buratai through his counsel, Akinlolu Kehinde, told the court that Kanu was not and had never been in the custody of the Nigerian army.