A prominent leader in the South-eastern part of Nigeria have called for caution in the current IPOB agitations heating up the polity.
Orji Uzor Kalu
Former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu has called on the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to remain calm and law abiding as he consults with the federal authorities towards finding a lasting panacea to the brewing crisis in Abia State
Kalu spoke in response to the military presence in the state and the South East and confrontations between the IPOB youths and the federal security forces.
In a statement issued yesterday from Abuja, the business mogul said he has been briefed about the crisis and has swiftly begun consultations with federal authorities and leaders of the IPOB towards bringing calm back to the region.
He described the unfolding events as very unfortunate to have degenerated to this level happening in not just the South East region but in his own state which he once governed for eight years.
The former governor recalled that, “in democracy every group has its fundamental right to express their grievances but such action must follow due process in line with the constitution of the country to avoid breakdown of law and order.
“However, in this case dialogue remains the best solution to solving grievances.”