During the president media chat yesterday, Pres. Buhari was about the alleged flouting of court orders by the state on the issue of Dasuki and detained Biafran agitator, Nnamdi Kanu. In his reply, the president said: “Technically, if you
see the kind of atrocities those people committed, if they jump bail? I am sorry to say this publicly… the former president just wrote to the governor of the CBN and said give N40bn to someone while you have two million Internally Displaced Persons. And you want to give him bail to go and see his doctor in London? What kind of country do you want to run?
The one you called Kanu, do you know he has two passports? One Nigerian, one British and he came to this country without using any passport? Do you know that he brought sophisticated equipment into this country and started broadcasting for Radio Biafra? There is a treasonable charge against him and I hope the court will listen to the case.
On Biafra and marginalisation of Ndigbo, he said: “They say they are marginalised but they have not defined the extent of marginalisation. Who is marginalizing them? Where? Do you know? Choosing a minister is not a matter of ethnicity, it is a matter of the constitution.
I am limited by what the constitution says that there must be a member of the executive council from each state. There is a lot of partisan politics in it. Who is the Minister of State for Petroleum? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the governor of the CBN? Is he not an Igbo? Who is the Minister of Labour? Who is the Minister of Science and Technology? . What do they want? I stood elections and I won, I am limited by the constitution, I have a member of every state in the Federal Executive Council and I have to listen to them when I sit as chairman. That is the limit the constitution gave me.”