Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has declared that he has no grudges towards Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the outlawed Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB.
The governor, who spoke throughout an interview with newsmen in Umahia, the state capital, stated he was prepared to interact the Biafra freedom fighter on how safety can be restored within the state and different elements of Southeast.
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Governor Ikpeazu whereas reacting to the actions of the IPOB members, who have been accused of attacking safety operatives within the state, stated violence wouldn’t carry the anticipated change.
The governor known as for dialogue between the secession agitators and the federal government to handle their grievances, stressing that, “if there are stuff you need us to vocalize about the best way issues are going on this nation, elevate the tune somewhat bit, I feel there are people who find themselves prepared to say that and try this”.
In accordance with him, “I’m not going to interact Nnamdi on the grounds of IPOB, however I can communicate to citizen Nnamdi who occurs to be an Abian however not on the premise or affiliation with IPOB. I’m going to talk to Nnamdi on the premise of the truth that I’m the governor of Abia State and he’s a citizen of Abia State.
“However once more, why received’t I talk about with anyone? I don’t have something private towards Nnamdi and I don’t assume he has something private towards me. However all of us are saying the identical factor to the extent that there’s injustice, there’s marginalization, we’re saying the identical factor. Our level of divergence is the strategy.
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“If you happen to’re taking on arms towards the Nigerian nation, what capability do it’s important to conclude it? As a result of I’m not a suicide candidate and I noticed a little bit of the civil conflict and I don’t wish to get individuals on a ship that’s crusing to nowhere. He’s entitled to his opinion, views and strategy, however I’m additionally saying to him, that as a younger boy who went to Maiduguri on the age of 16, the boundaries of the South East and Northern Nigeria isn’t in Umuahia or Ubakala Police Station, neither is it in Bende or Ohafia.
“Combating within the kitchen is likely one of the indices that outline lack of appreciation of the primary rule of human existence which is self-preservation, as a result of after the combat within the kitchen, with which pot and plate are you going to eat? Is it attainable that when you’re combating in your kitchen along with your kinsmen, that your actual enemies may very well be sitting someplace consuming Champaign and be laughing at your lack of knowledge and love amongst yourselves?
“When you’ve got a perceived enemy and also you embark on such a voyage and your son kills you, your enemy will simply attend your funeral and save his gunpowder for an additional enemy. I feel there’s a want for an excellent cause to prevail. Let’s sit down and speak about it.
“For me, I feel we have to change a number of issues on this nation and I feel we should be sensible about the best way we alter it. There may be anyone who stated that those that resort to violence have exhausted the capability of their intelligence to resolve the matter. I don’t assume we’ve exhausted the capability of our intelligence to resolve the matter. Violence can’t be the primary choice”.
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