Negotiations were reportedly under way to gain the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), who is awaiting retrial, according to Vanguard, citing the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu. Kanu’s retrial was ordered by the Supreme Court, which caused unrest and sit-at-home protests in the South East. CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Speaking on a radio program, Kalu emphasized the ongoing efforts to free Kanu. He urged the youth of the South East to discontinue the observance of sit-at-home days, stating that it hampers the region’s development by discouraging potential investors.
Kalu also highlighted the gains of the recently unveiled Peace In South East Project (PISE-P) in Abia State, encouraging those carrying arms to embrace non-kinetic approaches proposed by the initiative to address security challenges and other agitations.
Addressing the release of Nnamdi Kanu, Kalu stressed the need for a strategic and non-violent approach. He urged support for the government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and called for unity and peace to demonstrate recognition of the president’s commitment to the development of the South East.
Kalu criticized violent approaches, advocating for wisdom and peace. He emphasized the importance of supporting initiatives that attract investment to the region and discouraged actions that create fear among potential investors. Kalu urged the people of the South East to embrace hard work, resilience, and a commitment to rebuilding, emphasizing the positive contributions of the Igbo community to the nation.
He said: “We can’t put all our programs and plans on social media. Nnamdi Kanu is my brother. Is he in the mix of what we are trying to do? Yes! It’s one of our agendas to ensure he’s released. Who wants their brother to be in jail? CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>