Okezie Ikpeazu, the governor of Abia State, has requested that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration begin negotiations with Nnamdi Kanu, the imprisoned IPOB leader.
The leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) argued that the federal government should pay attention to what the Biafra agitator has to say about the marginalization of the Igbo in Nigeria.
Ikpeazu contends that using the legal system will not enable the government to prevail in a moral conflict.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, Ikpeazu made the claim during an interview with Newsmen yesterday in Abia.
The governor of Abia State stated that while he may not be a fan of Kanu, he does want some of the issues presented to be seriously examined.
Ikpeazu said: “The Federal Government needs to sit down and discuss with Nnamdi Kanu and ask what can we do. We can stay at the table to listen to what he is saying. You can’t win a battle of conscience through the court.
“Do we need Nnamdi Kanu to tell us that there is no Igbo in the hierarchy of service chiefs in Nigeria? Do we need Nnamdi Kanu to tell us that Ndigbo are a marginalized Prelate in Nigeria? Do we need Nnamdi Kanu to tell us that rice that was sold for N10k, now goes for N40k? You need to listen to the Igbo who are the only true Nigerians.
“How many times have you seen Babalola Nigeria Limited in Azikiwe road, Aba? How many times have you seen Alhaji Kazaure Nigeria Limited in Umuahia? But there’s no street in the South West or North that you don’t see Igbo businesses.”
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