Sacked Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha has hailed the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari, on the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
Ihedioha made this remark in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Thursday, July 1, when he met the leadership of Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, a foremost Northern sociocultural group.
In a statement issued by his Media Aide, Chibuike Onyeukwu and obtained by Journalist101, Ihedioha disclosed that the Igbo’s throughout history has been peaceful and accommodating people, as evidenced by their numerous businesses spread across the country.
According to the statement, Ihedioha further expressed his thanks to President Muhammadu Buhari for his foresight in arresting the security situation occasioned in the South East in the past months, urging that any unity garnered through violence is never a lasting one.
“Ihedioha also urged the Federal Government to give an ear to the numerous agitation rocking the country, saying that violence is an ill wind that blows that blows no one any good,” the statement reads in part.
Speaking during the meeting, Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the group, Ambassador Shehu Malami, praised Former Governor Ihedioha for his detribalized and peaceful nature, noting that the spate of insecurity in the country is a result of the abandonment of the youth, which has culminated in the banditry, kidnapping, herders/farmers clashes that has spread to different parts of the country.
Malami also urged Ihedioha to consider himself one of them as they are all brothers in the Nigerian Project.