A Third Republic Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has said the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and Yoruba agitator, Sunday Adeyemo alias Sunday Igboho, could indicate that the Federal Government is pushing the South out of Nigeria.
Ezeife made the remark while stressing the need for the Nigerian government to engage agitators in a dialogue.
The former governor also stated that the travail of Kanu and Igboho may fast-track the call for restructuring of Nigeria.
“Well, we are praying that the whole issue be converted to a dialogue. Let us dialogue on why IPOB is crying. Why are people like me saying the Federal Government is pushing us out of Nigeria? Can we dialogue in the interest of one peaceful Nigeria? Can we dialogue on developing, growing one Nigeria?
“So, the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu might fast-track achieving the restructuring and fairness of Nigerian system. As the same with (Sunday) Igboho in Yorubaland, seen as an opposition by the Nigerian government. Why would Yoruba or Igbo want to go if they are treated well because nobody is born into slavery in their own country?” Ezeife told SaharaReporters.
Kanu was recently rearrested from an undisclosed African country and was brought back to Nigeria through extraordinary rendition.
Upon arrival, the IPOB leader was remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS.
Meanwhile, Igboho was arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Igboho had fled Nigeria to Benin Republic after he was declared wanted by the DSS after weapons were discovered after a raid on his home.