- Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has declared that Nigeria can't be divided
- Some people of the southeast have been clamouring for Biafra
- Kalu, however, said that he believes in the unity and peace of Nigeria
Former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that the idea of "Biafra” would be a thing of the past if given the chance to speak with the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
PM News reports that Kalu said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Tuesday, September 8.
Legit.ng gathered that Kalu, who is the chief whip of the Senate, was reacting to the recent altercation between members of the proscribed group and the security personnel in Enugu.
He said: “I am an ardent believer in unified Nigeria. 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 a point where all Nigerians should be canvassing for strong institutions where rule of law and order are observed. Where the hardware and software components of a democratic nation are comprehensively promoted.
“If the federal government permits me, I will go to the 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."
Kalu further reiterated his support and loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari and leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), adding that Buhari and the APC have continued to give their best to the country amidst challenges.
He also thanked the president for the infrastructural development he has extended to the southeast and urged all Nigerians to continue to support the president’s agenda.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Kalu revealed his grand plan for Nigeria if he becomes the president in 2023.
It was reported that he told journalists in Umuahia, the state's capital, that if granted the opportunity to take over the presidential seat, he would build a 20th-century economy for the country.
Kalu, however, pointed out that not many persons are capable of doing the job and that for him, he is more preoccupied with developing his constituency.
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