Politician and businessman, Chief
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop treating
the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, as a hero.
Iwuanyanwu advised President Buhari
not to treat the IPOB leader as an important personality by keeping him in
detention for months but to quickly try him in court.
Iwuanyanwu, who spoke on Friday at
the National Executive Council meeting of the Nigerian Union of journalists in
Owerri, the Imo state capital, said Igbo desired to produce the president of
the country and not to separate from it.
He said, “Igbo people are majority
tribe in Nigeria. We are everywhere and doing greatly.”
He urged the President to quickly
summon a meeting of elders in the country in order to find a permanent solution
to the Niger Delta problems and insurgency.
Iwuanyanwu also berated the Niger
Delta militants for blowing up oil pipelines, describing the act as stupidity
capable of hindering the progress in the region.
Also, the Imo State Governor,
Rochas Okorocha, who spoke at the event, said the country’s unity was
The governor vowed to do everything
to keep the country as one.
Okorocha said, “I see myself as an
unusual Nigerian. While Igbo parents gave birth to me, I was born in the North,
went to school there and even married in the North there. I was empowered by
the West. For me, there is no better place to call our own than Nigeria. We
must do everything possible to protect the country from those who seek its
On his part, National President of
NUJ, Mr. Waheed Odusile, said the union was happy with the ongoing war against
graft, urging the Federal Government to allow journalists practice without