I Can Convince Nnamdi Kanu To Quit Biafra -Orji Uzor Kalu
The Chief Whip to the National Assembly, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that he is willing to negotiate with the exile leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu to return home and ‘quit Biafra’ if permitted by the federal government.
Orji Uzor Kalu made this disclosure while fielding questions from the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN on Tuesday.
According to him, Nigerians do not need separation at this time, but all that is needed is a united Nigeria that will allow different cultures and tongues to live together, peacefully in any part of the country.
“If 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” he said.
He also noted that it is high time that Nigerians and its government focus on taking advantage of our population and diversity to build a stronger economy in the entire Africa.
“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 institution where rule and order are observed; where the hardware and software components of a democratic nation are comprehensively promoted” he said.
Kalu further condemned journalists who kept on publishing unverified reports about the exile leader Nnamdi Kanu, adding that himself was also misquoted by many media houses in an online interview as saying that he would transform Nigeria to a ’20th century’ economy if elected president instead of ’21st century’.
He said despite being a friend to the press, he saw no reason why he should be misquoted.
In his words:
“I am a friend of the press but it is time they leave me alone . You can’t just publish news about me without verifications. We have many good journalists in the country but several others just want to sell their papers and stories with sensational headlines. How can you rewrite 21st century to 20th century just to sell your news?