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Friday, 24 March 2017

You Cannot Quench Biafra Agitation with Force, Release Nnamdi Kanu now — Peter Obi tells Nigeria govt

You Cannot Quench Biafra Agitation with Force, Release Nnamdi Kanu now — Peter Obi tells Nigeria govt

Published by Family Writers

Immediate past Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has called for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and other detained Biafra activists. Obi, while fielding questions from newsmen in Enugu, yesterday, emphasised that the use of force was not the solution to the Biafra agitation as such agitations are best resolved through dialogue. Leader of IPOB, Kanu Nnamidi with his members at Federal High Court Abuja.

He said: I wish to appeal to the Federal Government to change its hardline posture on this issue and yield to the persistent clamour for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafran activists to douse the tension in the country, especially in the South-East and South-South geo-political zones. The Federal Government should engage them in dialogue. Every agitation in the world is resolved through dialogue and not by means of force.

The former governor recalled that he was among the first to advocate a political solution to the renewed Biafra agitation and expressed disappointment that the advice was yet to be heeded. This has been my consistent position, and I remember making the same point when I spoke at an event organised in Enugu in February 2016 by the Igbo Youth Movement.he said. He noted that while the Federal Government may have reservations about the Biafra agitation, it should realise and acknowledge that the agitators, like other citizens, have their fundamental rights of freedom of expression and assembly guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution.

6 comments

  1. Peter Obi should first explain what happened to those guys whose dead bodies was thrown into Ezu River.

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  2. They are now all talking: Kalu, Okoroawusa, Obi, and others. By the way, it is a shame that illiterate and tyrant Fulani president has the audacity to detain a young Biafra leader well over a year now for speaking out and seeking self-determination for his people. Meanwhile, Fulani herdsmen are parading with their weapons and massacring people every where while Boko haram is violently seeking for Islamic State. Today, Boko haram controls about 5 local govt areas in Borno State and the coward Nigeria army is not doing anything. Kanu and other Biafrans detained by this Fulani president is a big slap on Igbo leaders and elders. What a disgrace to Biafran people.

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  3. obi i'm highly disappoint on you since last year you kept comparatively, after Nigeria government has killed more that 2,500 innocent biafra your now waking up with your friends,why i'm deliberating on your issue mostly is because of the love i have in you, when you need my support i came and vote for you and you won it now we need you your mingle with buhari, your welcome back if you come with sincere heart

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  4. Someone wrote :
    Please share widely !!!!

    A Yoruba friend asked me: Under what conditions would you support "One Nigeria" and let go of the Biafra agitation and let it die down and finally laid to rest for good?
    Here was my response:
    1. Close down Lagos ports and Open up PH, Calabar, Onitsha and Warri ports.
    2. Cancel all direct and major connecting flights to Lagos and Abuja airports only local connecting flights will be allowed. While this is being done, open up Enugu, Owerri, Asaba, Uyo and PH to international flights direct and major connecting flights.
    3. Ask all international and diplomatic missions to move their embassies and consulates from Lagos, Kano and Abuja to Enugu, PH and Calabar.
    4. All federal governments’ agencies in Lagos and Abuja shall be relocated to Enugu, PH and Calabar. CBN, NNPC, e.t.c shall and must relocate to PH, Calabar and Enugu.
    5. All multinational companies in Lagos and Abuja, shall and must relocate their offices to PH, Calabar and Enugu.
    6.All oil companies must relocate their head offices to PH, as the oil capital of Nigeria.
    7. Let the northern children gain admission into federal schools with 300 score points while the South Eastern Children should gain admission with only 20 score points .
    8. Let all federal road projects in the North/SW should be handled by one local companies and the one in the SE/SS should be handled by Julius Berger and foreign construction companies.
    If these conditions can be fulfilled and implemented for 50years , we can try one Nigeria and let see if you the North and SW will like it for a month...
    Meaning, Yorubas and Hausas needing to get international visas shall travel to PH, Calabar or Enugu to do that. Same with flying or connecting flights, same with shipping and importing their goods, etc., etc.
    The Yoruba friend replied: You can’t be serious, this is wickedness and I said...
    Really? Don’t you think South Eastern part of Nigeria have been suffering and enduring this very same wickedness for over 50 yrs?
    He was quiet for a few seconds and said: Wow, you are right but it never occurred to me. I said, that’s the problem with One Nigeria, those who are benefiting from it, love it and would love to maintain the status quo.
    Let each region develop at her own pace, with Airport, Seaports, industries, major projects open to be developed in any part of Nigeria without government interference or strangulation due to tribalism and nepotism!
    Let Nigeria be fair to ALL irrespective of tribe, religion, and place of birth.
    Let there be true federalism and resources control, with the elimination of quota system and federalism character in Nigeria.
    Let's have equal respect for one another irrespective of where the person is coming from in Nigeria.
    That is what Biafra agitation is all about.

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    1. Ekwensumustobey, you are wrong. Biafrans do not need all these things you have mentioned. What we need is Biafra and Biafra or nothing. All Hail Biafra. It Biafra or dead. We don't care about airport or seaport. We are Biafrans and we have to live as Biafrans. Our identity must be protected. Biafra Biafra Biafra

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