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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

South East Senators Engage Kanu, IPOB ..Ask Kanu to Conform Within Rule of law

The South East Senate Caucus has again engaged the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu and his members against the backdrop of rising tension in the country.

The caucus through its Chairman Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe held a meeting with Kanu in his Ohuru, Obingwa  country home in Abia State on Tuesday.

Addressing the media jointly with Kanu after the meeting, Abaribe advised IPOB and other agitators in the country to conform their actions with due respect to Nigeria's laws and avoid any form of violence and any other actions that can abridge other Nigerians rights.

According to him: "it is a majority consensus that all of us desire unity and a peaceful Nigeria where equity and fairness is entrenched and where no group or region would be treated as second class citizens".
Abaribe nonetheless  assured that the South East Senate Caucus will always support and work assiduously for a united Nigeria.

That notwithstanding he said the South East Senate Caucus demand total restructuring of the country and devolution of powers in such manner that would assuage the feeling of despondency, injustice and near rejection within the Nigeria State, which ..."to us is the way to go and which we think is the crux of the rising agitation in the land".

"I thank Kanu for assuring to conduct his members in a peaceful manner and within the ambit of the law. This engagement is a continuous process that will lead us to find a lasting solution to whatever grievances that necessitated the agitations in Nigeria.

"The caucus will accordingly meet as soon as we resume from the recess to continue the engagement for the good of our people and our dear country. All of us desire equality, equity, fairness in a peaceful and united Nigeria", he said.

The IPOB leader assured that his group will remain non-violent  in their agitation and promised not to derail on this.

Kanu nonetheless insist that the group remains resolute in its demands for a fair and just society, which according to him is the spirit behind the agitation for Biafra through a referendum. 

"We are not afraid in our quest but what I promise my elder brother is that we shall never fail them by resorting to violence. We can't and it has never been our approach", he said.

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