Just in: Gov Ikpeazu reveals his alleged participation in the Military Invasion of Kanu’s home in 2017

Obinwannem News Just in: Gov Ikpeazu reveals his alleged participation in the Military Invasion of Kanu's home in 2017

Abia State Governor Dr Okezie Victor has opened up over the 2017 invasion of the home of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

Recall that the Nigerian Military had sometime in September 2017 invaded the Afaraukwu home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu where properties were destroyed.

Late Eze Kanu and son, Nnamdi Kanu Speaking in an exclusive interview with the ” Nigeria now with Dickson Iroegbu” in Abuja, Ikpeazu said the army commander at that time, came to his office to inform him that he had orders to arrest Nnamdi Kanu .

In his words “I was not told that anything like that(invasion) was going to happen, I only saw the GOC who was at Enugu that time, he showed up in my office and told me that he will arrest Nnamdi Kanu, I asked him why, he said he had orders to arrest him, I told him to give me few hours and he obliged, I called the traditional rulers and asked them to talk to Nnamdi’s father who was a traditional ruler to persuade Nnamdi to come and have a word with the GOC, but Nnamdi Kanu refused, saying he was under seige already in his house, I didn’t know that the soldiers were already everywhere”.

Speaking further, the governor said that what is happening in the South East is as a result of total disregard of the interest of the South East people. “What has happened in the South East is a combination of all manner of things, one is the total disregard of the interest of the South East by the center and flagrant and provocative comments from both Government and various elements and characters”

“It is difficult to find peace wherever injustice pesters, Nnamdi Kanu is saying that if we are not wanted, could we go, there are three options available to every man, integrate me, let me be part of it and the other one, endure untill you die or exit but the system is saying, endure untill you are annihilated, the Leadership of the nation is not engaging” On his first Call for a President of the Igbo extraction, the Governor said politics is about strategy and that it was what prognosticated his first call for a President of an Igbo extraction.

“My argument and my support was for a President of Igbo extraction, first of all , the conversation of how a person can become a President in a country like Nigeria that is multi- dimensional, multi-lingual, multi-cultural requires that you engage and you talk about it, you would want to convince people, and in doing that, you must be strategic on how to play the politics of emergence, I said the first thing to do as a Governor is to first of all begin to say that the Presidency must come to the South and we met in Lagos.

“For us and for we, my strategy was for us to get it in the South, so that we can begin to micro zone, I discovered that the conspiracy against the Igbo man is palpable,you can feel it, you can touch it. “My support for a South Eas

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer / June 4, 2022

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