Yes, Nnamdi Kanu is a charismatic leader who has the eloquence of Demosthenes, the Greek orator who moved his people to war by the power of his spoken words alone. Yes, we have seen Nnamdi Kanu’s enthusiastic crowds ready to follow h4m to actualirf Biafra. But for those expecting Biafran independence to just occur, better stop for a moment and consider these 5 reasons why it might not occur, despite Ohamadike’s incredible charisma.
1. The North has an effective veto in the senate, so referendum will not be allowed into the constitution. You need the suport of two thirds of the state houses of Assembly to change the constitution. That means 24. The so called core North makes up 13 states, and I can assure you that none of the state houses of assembly in these 13 states will approve referendum. So, even if you manage to convince all the houses of assembly in the North Central, which some like to call Middle Belt you will only come up with 23 instead of the required 24.
2. Northerners own most of the oil block