- A political solution on the agitations in the southeast may well be on the way as hinted by a high ranking federal government official
- The chief law officer of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, recently hinted the federal government is open to a political solution
- Southeast leaders on Friday, November 19 paid a courtesy call on the president in what is seen as a step towards achieving the solution
Vanguard newspaper reports that the delegation was led by a respected Igbo elder, Hon. Mbazulike Amaechi.
Others in attendance are a former governor of Anambra state, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, the co-chair, Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, Mr. Tagbo Amaechi, and Chief Goddy Uwazurike.
Also present at the meeting were five ministers representing each state in the southeast.
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The meeting is reportedly not unconnected to the detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB).
On Kanu's trial dates, vehicular movements are restricted and businesses around the area shut down to forestall any disruption of court proceedings by elements loyal to the IPOB leader.
Southeast Leaders Hail IPOB for Cancelling Sit-at-Home
Recall that traditional and religious leaders from the southeast recently thanked IPOB for reiterating their cancellation of the sit-at-home orders on Mondays in the region.
Spokesmen of the leaders; Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, His Grace Chibuzo Okpoko, among others, commended IPOB for listening to their appeal to call off the sit-at-home order.
They, however, stated that the difficulties experienced by lawyers of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in the Federal High Court should be addressed immediately by the federal government.
Mbaka Commends IPOB for Cancelling Mondays Sit-at-Home in Southeast
Similarly, the spiritual director, Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka commended IPOB for cancelling the Monday sit-at-home in the southeast region.
According to the popular Catholic priest, the weekly exercise was becoming a problem instead of a solution.
The priest also urged the federal government not to allow anything to happen to Kanu who is in the custody of the Department of State Services, noting that should anything untoward happen to him there would be more trouble for the country.