Biafra: Obasanjo Not In A Position To Call Agitators ‘Miscreants’, Says Achuzia


Ex-Biafra leader and Ikemba of Asaba, Delta State, Chief Joseph Achuzia, has faulted former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for describing pro-Biafra agitators as miscreants, saying those living in glass houses should not throw stones.

Speaking to Vanguard in an interview in Asaba, Achuzia said, “This is a question of the kettle calling pot black. The ex- President, Olusegun Obasanjo, is a friend, I have the greatest respect for him, but unfortunately, half or most of the times, he, out of arrogance becomes careless in the words he uses”.

He continued: “They say that those living in glass houses should not throw stone, by virtue of his being a former President, the presidential aura should always remain with him. Consequently, we try to shy away from comments that will affect him, but when he descends outside that cocoon of presidential aura, then we use the law of level playing ground in addressing the issue.

“So, I will crave his indulgence to allow me to address that issue. Obasanjo is not in a position to call people still talking about Biafra miscreants. Miscreants being that we were parading the road, barricading Government Houses, destroying property and other places, is that the reportage from the toxic media, if that is the reportage, it means that the media has misrepresented what they saw or what they heard”.

Achuzia said for the former president to “call my people miscreants, I will say that he should look homewards, hence I say it is an issue of calling the kettle black”.