ABIA – following the Umuahia Youths Movement On Sunday who gave governor Ikpeazu a 24-hour ultimatum to dethrone Nnamdi Kanu’s father as paramount ruler or else they would take law into their hands, Abia State GOVERNOR Okezie Ikpeazu, Tuesday said that he will not dethrone the traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu Ibeku Autonomous Community of the state, His Royal Highness, Eze Isreal Kanu, the father of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because of the involvement of his son in the ongoing tension in the state.
Governor Ikpeazu who was at the Presidential Villa to brief President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented by the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on the security situations in his state told State House correspondents that there was a difference between Kanu and his father.
according to him: “I clearly separate Kanu from his father. The processes of handling traditional institutions are enshrined in the laws of our land. “Traditional rulers who are members of our constituency have leadership, they will do the needful at the appropriate time. But for me, I think their is a clear division between Nnamdi Kanu and his father.”