Those saying Nnamdi Kanu should not be released are sycophants – Rita Edochie

Rita Edochie

Actress Rita Edochie has said that those saying leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu should not be released are sycophants and ‘enemies of this administration’.

The actress made the statement in an Instagram post on Monday.

Sharing a video of a sermon from spiritual director of Adoration Ministry, Enugu Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, Rita wrote: ok “Free Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu. The persons saying Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu should not not be released are sycophants and enemies of this administration. Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu is an agitator because of bad governance, do the right thing.”

In an Instagram post on January 7, Rita expressed her disappointment over some Igbos she accused of denying their association with Biafra.

In a video she shared on the social media platform, a woman, whom she referred to as ‘Fulani’, was heard countering claims that she belongs to the ethnic group.

Rita, who did not provide any proof that the woman was actually a northerner, compared her denial to some Igbos who have disassociated themselves from Biafra.

“Have you seen what hunger can cause? She has denied being a Fulani woman because of hunger.

“The same way some of our Igbo brothers and sisters are denying Biafra because of what they stand to benefit today without thinking of what happens tomorrow but the good thing is, their selfishness is affecting all of us,” she wrote.