APC Chieftain and a former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu has released a statement that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB led by Nnamdi Kanu has no right to stop elections in the South-east region of the country.
The former Governor said this while speaking in Abia state, South-East Nigeria. He mentioned that it was unconditional for the leader of IPOB to shun elections in the Southeast region of the country when a referendum has not been conducted.
He said the move of the IPOB leader was unconstitutional as he only has the right to agitate for Biafra. He added that Nnamdi Kanu cannot stop the people of South-East from choosing their leaders.
Kalu said: “It will not be fair for IPOB to say that it is unconstitutional. They have the right to agitate for Biafra but have no right of disrupting people’s process of registration or electing their leaders.
“IPOB people have every right to agitate, after all, we have free speech in the country, everybody has right to agitate for what he feels is right for him, but that should follow due process.
“You know, I went to prison to see Nnamdi Kanu when he was there and I spoke with him. I also almost at the same time visited his parents at their Afara Ukwu, Umuahia country home and I also spoke with them.
“That does not mean I’m in support of what he is doing as some people many tend to believe. At the same time, I’m not against his agitation, he has that right, but like I said earlier, it must follow due process.
“I wish they will understand where the world is going; none of the world powers support the division of Nigeria.
“What I think we should do as a people is to come forcefully and demand our rights, right of being president of this country, right of having equality, the right to social justice and right of being treated with the same law; these are what we should be asking for.”