Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi has called on the Federal Government to release the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Addressing Journalists in Owerri, capital of Imo State, Obi said the Government ought to dialogue with the activists. He emphasised that the use of force is not the solution to the Biafra agitation as such agitations are best resolved through dialogue.
“I wish to appeal to the Federal Government to change its hardline posture on this issue and yield to the persistent clamour for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafra activists so as to douse the tension in the country, especially in the South-East and South-South geo-political zones.
“The Federal Government should engage them in dialogue. Every agitation in the world is resolved through dialogue and not by means of force,” Obi said.
The former governor recalled that he was among the first to advocate a political solution to the renewed Biafra agitation and expressed disappointment that the advice was yet to be heeded.
“This has been my consistent position, and I remember making the same point when I spoke at an event organised in Enugu in February 2016 by the Igbo Youth Movement,” he said.