Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom, has known as for the rapid launch of the detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
In a press release issued by his Senior Particular Assistant on Diaspora Affairs to the governor Rev. Peter Ichull on Thursday, the governor made the decision when a gaggle below the aegis of American Veterans of Igbo origin paid him a courtesy go to in Washington DC, USA on July thirteenth 2022.
He said that Kanu’s problem is a social-political problem that should be handled politically, and argued that even members of Boko Haram who pose a larger risk to the nation’s unity had usually been freed, resettled and a few built-in into the armed forces.
Ortom maintained that the South East of Nigeria should be given a way of belonging to erase the impression of persecution of a bit of the nation.
He tasked Igbo veterans in the USA of America to consider in a single Nigeria, declaring that no nation on earth is with out its challenges.
The governor instructed the group that energy shift to the South East is feasible, if the individuals of the area put their variations apart to pursue the target of unity.
Ortom stated his name for freedom of worship was not solely to guard the rights of Christians, however so that each one Nigerians will likely be free to apply their religion with out intimidation or molestation in any a part of the nation.
He thanked the group for appreciating his modest contributions to the nationwide discourses however challenged South-Japanese Nigerians residing overseas that charity begins at residence, saying “there’s nowhere higher than residence however solely peace and safety can assure the success of your investments again residence”.
The governor, nevertheless, known as on the veterans to help the peace efforts within the South East area in order that each their communities and investments will expertise sustainable progress and prosperity.
Earlier, the President of the Group, Dr. Sylvester Onyia, who led the delegation was filled with praises of Ortom’s fearless place on Nigeria’s ills, insisted that solely such a stand from leaders may construct bridges of understanding and provides hope to despairing Nigerians overseas that one Nigeria is feasible.
The group, nevertheless, expressed fears for the upcoming common election owing to the spate of insecurity within the nation and known as on Ortom to not relent on pursuing the very best safety choices.
He assured the governor of the group’s help in amplifying his voice in peace-building to their representatives within the American Congress.
Different members of Onyia’s entourage included his vice, Dr. Prince Joe Nduka, Dr. Ofo, the group’s PRO and Nigeria’s former ambassador to South Africa, Dr. (Mrs.) Ajulu.