Why I need FG’s support to negotiate Nnamdi Kanu’s return, end to Biafra agitation – Orji Kalu
Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu wants to kill two birds with one stone – negotiate the return of the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria and an end to the struggle for Biafra.
He said he could achieve the two for the sake of Nigeria’s unity if only the Federal Government would give him the needed backing.
According to Kalu, Nigeria would greatly benefit from all the ethnic nationalities in the country living and working together peaceably, and an end to Biafra agitation would greatly promote this.
The former Abia state governor emphasised that the disintegration of the country would do more harm than good due to the interdependence of the various ethnic groups that make up Nigeria.
“Nigerians are so entangled with each other that we can’t talk about separation. We are a united country and our focus should be on taking advantage of our population to build a stronger economy.
“We have reached to a point where all Nigerians should be canvassing for strong institutions where rule and order are observed; where the hardware and software components of a democratic nation are comprehensively promoted.
“If the federal government permits me, I will go to United Kingdom and negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria.
“I will convince him to drop the agitation for Biafra because our people don’t need it. We need a united Nigeria that will allow different cultures and tongues to live peacefully in any part of the country. A country where people can comfortably do their businesses without fear of the unknown,” Kalu stated.