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Why I Disagree With Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB’s Agitations – Abia Governor

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The Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has declared that he has no private grudge towards Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), however disagrees together with his (Kanu’s) strategy.  

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The governor stated whereas he believed that a number of the grievances of IPOB comparable to marginalisation had been real, he didn’t settle for their strategy and didn’t consider that violence would produce any good ending.



Ikpeazu acknowledged these in an interview with journalists in Umuahia, the state capital, saying he was prepared to have interaction Kanu on how safety can be restored within the state and different elements of South-East.

The governor stated, “If there are belongings you need us to vocalise about the best way issues are going on this nation, elevate the tune a bit bit, I feel there are people who find themselves prepared to say that and try this.

 “I’m not going to have interaction Nnamdi on the grounds of IPOB, however I can converse to citizen Nnamdi who occurs to be an Abian however not on the idea or affiliation with IPOB. I’m going to talk to Nnamdi on the idea of the truth that I’m the governor of Abia State and he’s a citizen of Abia State.

“However once more, why gained’t I focus on with anyone? I don’t have something private towards Nnamdi and I don’t suppose he has something private towards me. However all of us are saying the identical factor to the extent that there’s injustice, there may be marginalisation, we’re saying the identical factor. Our level of divergence is the strategy.

“When you’re taking on arms towards the Nigerian nation, what capability do you must conclude it? As a result of I’m not a suicide candidate and I noticed a little bit of the civil warfare and I don’t need 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 without doubt 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 battle within the kitchen, with which pot and plate are you going to eat? Is it doable that when you’re combating in your kitchen along with your kinsmen, that your actual enemies could possibly be sitting someplace consuming Champaign and be laughing at your lack of information and love amongst yourselves?

“You probably have 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 one more enemy. I feel there’s a want for an excellent motive to prevail. Let’s sit down and speak about it.

“For me, I feel we have to change a couple of issues on this nation and I feel we should be good about the best way we modify it. There’s someone who stated that those that resort to violence have exhausted the capability of their intelligence to resolve the matter. I don’t suppose we’ve exhausted the capability of our intelligence to resolve the matter. Violence can’t be the primary choice.”

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