Nnamdi Kanu: Family Tackles Orji Kalu Over Remarks After Visiting IPOB Leader

Nnamdi Kanu: Family Tackles Orji Kalu Over Remarks After Visiting IPOB Leader

  • Nnamdi Kanu's family has criticised Senator Orji Uzor Kalu over his recent comment after he met the detained IPOB leader
  • The senator was alleged to have said that Kanu’s followers are an insane amount of people rooting for his back home
  • According to the family, the former Abia state governor is advertising his visit to Kanu probably for political gains

The former governor of Abia state, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, has been accused of taking advantage of his visit to Nnamdi Kanu in detention.

The allegation against Kalu who is the lawmaker representing Abia North at the Senate, was Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, Punch Newspaper reports.

Nnamdi Kanu's family not happy with Orji Kalu
Nnamdi Kanu's family tackles Orji Kalu. Photo: Orji Uzor Kalu
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After his visit to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Kalu had said:

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“This afternoon, I visited my brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care and we discussed as ‘Umunne’ (brothers).

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“In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu traditional ruler of Akwara Ukwu and since then the family has been very close to me.
“I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for his back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people."

In a swift reaction, Kanu’s family accused him of unnecessarily advertising his visit to their brother, Kanu “probably for political gains”.

Kanu's brother added:

“Who is Kalu working for? Must he advertise his visit to our brother? If he thinks he has any solution to offer can’t he work from behind the scene? Must he make a political gain of every issue?"

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The family consequently advised him to retrace his wrong footsteps in matters that concern Ndigbo and mind his utterances.

Senator Uzor-Kalu visits Nnamdi Kanu in SSS headquarters

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Uzor-Kalu had visited the IPOB leaders at the headquarters of the SSS in Abuja.

Uzor-Kalu while speaking after the visit said he had a discussion with the separatist leader whom he said is in good health.

He added that he encouraged Kanu to consider the consequences of his actions and utterances for the sake of the people rooting for him.

Yakassai highlights the effect of Kanu's utterances on the southeast's chances at the presidency

Also, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai has said that the secessionist agitation by Nnamdi Kanu and his group will cost the southeast their desired 2023 presidency.

Yakassai said utterances by Kanu weaken the chances of the Igbo people to produce a credible presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.

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He also said that the southeast geopolitical zone must convince Nigerians beyond any reasonable doubt that it is ready to occupy the exalted office.

Source: Legit.ng

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