In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 09th, September, 2020

‘I Will Go To UK And Persuade Nnamdi Kanu To Drop Agitation For Biafra’

'I Will Go To UK And Convince Nnamdi Kanu To Drop Agitation For Biafra'

Orji Uzor Kalu

Orji Uzor Kalu


Senate Chief Whip and a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has begged the federal authorities to permit the chief of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra ( IPOB), Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, to return to Nigeria.


Kalu mentioned negotiations for Kanu’s return would additionally embrace dropping the secessionist plan of making a brand new nation known as Biafra. 


Kalu made the attraction on Tuesday morning whereas fielding questions from the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN).


He additionally raised considerations about journalists publishing unverified tales about him, including that a number of media homes have continued to unfold rumours and misquote his statements. 


The Senate Chief Whip, who gave an occasion of his on-line interview the place he talked about that he would flip Nigeria to a 21st century if had an opportunity to guide the nation, mentioned that some bloggers misquoted him to have talked about the 20th century. 


He mentioned, “I’m a pal of the press, however it’s time they depart me alone. You may’t simply publish information about me with out verification. We have now many good journalists within the nation, however a number of others wish to promote their papers and tales with sensational headlines. 

“How are you going to rewrite the 21st century to 20th century simply to promote your information?”


Whereas responding to questions on the latest altercation between members of IPOB with safety personnel in Enugu not too long ago, Kalu mentioned he’s an ardent believer of unified Nigeria. 

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He added, “Nigerians are so entangled with one another that we are able to’t discuss separation. We’re a united nation, and our focus ought to be on making the most of our inhabitants to construct a extra sturdy economic system. 

“We have now reached some extent the place all Nigerians ought to be canvassing for robust establishments the place rule and order are noticed; the place the and software program elements of a democratic nation are comprehensively promoted. 

“If the federal authorities permits me, I’ll go to the UK and negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria. I’ll persuade him to drop the agitation for Biafra as a result of our folks don’t want it. We want a united Nigeria that can permit completely different cultures and tongues to dwell peacefully in any a part of the nation: A rustic the place folks can comfortably do their companies with out worry of the unknown,” he mentioned.


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