Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, Governor of Abia State, has said that Nnamdi Kanu’s fight for the actualization of Biafra can never come into existence.
However, Kanu called on to the loyal indigene of Igbos to instead channel their energy into fighting for the presidency in 2019.
He made this statement in Lokoja on Saturday, while delivering a lecture at an Igbo gathering for the inauguration of Igbo Support Group for Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, which he titled:
Mainstreaming Igbo in Nigeria Politics”. “We must fix Nigeria to work for all inclusive of all aspiration of all. We (Igbo) have made progress but it is not yet Uhuru for us.
Nigeria should be thinking of annexing other Africa country rather than dividing it. China is 2 billion and not talking about secession. But Nigeria with less than 200 million populace is talking secession,” he said.
On the recent quit notice given to Igbos by the Arewa youth, Kalu said, “Recently, we have witnessed a rise in ethnic activism. A lot of people have expressed fears that Nigeria may be coming to an end.
Afterall, in politics, you have to entertain all manner of fears while working on possibilities.
On the other hand, because of that fears, we have seen a ‘quit notice’ order from some northern youth groups.
I will focus on the possibilities. And the first is that a United Nigeria is an easier possibility than a balkanized country. I see a more united country rising from the ashes of hate and fear.
However, the issues raised have caused some to wonder if the Igbo have leaders.
No doubt that, Igbo leaders are talking and dialoguing. In politics, you often dialogue more than you talk.