New Year: Good days are coming for Nigerians - Kalu

Efforts are underway for Nnamdi Kanu's release – Vice Chairman Kalu

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Rt. Benjamin Okezie Kalu has given a ray of hope to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release from custody.

DAILY POST recalls that the Supreme Court recently ordered the retrial of long-detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr. Kanu.

His imprisonment caused a lot of agitation, with a stay-at-home order being observed in the southeast region on Monday.

But Kalu, speaking virtually on the current affairs radio program South East Political Roundtable on FLO FM in Umuahia on Tuesday, said negotiations were underway to free Kanu.

However, he advised young people to ensure they stop complying with the work-from-home mandate, stressing that it has scared away many investors who want to contribute to the development of the region.

Mr. Kalu also spoke about the recently announced achievements of the South East Peace Project (PISE-P) in Bende Local Government Area of ​​Abia State, urging those who bear arms to lay down their arms and join a non-movement approach. I called out. To end security challenges and other agitation of the people.

Kalu said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is interested in the development of the South-East and called for support to enable his government to implement optimal policies.

He said, “You can't put all your programs and plans on social media. He's my big brother. Is he part of what we're trying to do? Yes! We'll definitely release him. That's one of our challenges: Who would want their brother in prison?

“We work underground. We have a well-thought-out strategy. It's not through violence, you can't force a government through violence. It's never worked and it won't ever work. Smarter. Let us be. Wisdom is in peace. Let us subdue violence.

“Chaos doesn't work. Let's cool down. Make that guy understand that you realize he's not contributing to the confinement and hasn't done anything to the Southeast.” please.

“We should support him and his government and not attack him. I stand firmly against the voices of violence and preach peace. That is why I am here, This voice of peace will echo through the villa and he will come out. The President was happy with what happened in Bende and that the whole country could come together to support this project.

“Our strength is not in how many guns we have or how many people we threaten not to come out on Monday. That does not show the strength of the Igbo people.”

“Igbo men are not lazy people who like to sit at home from Saturday to Sunday and Monday and only go to work on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. That is not who we are. We are hardworking and Be rebuilders and never get down. When you're down, find a way to get back on your feet, lift your shoulders and rebuild again, that's our call to our people.

“We can involve you in the rebuilding that we are working on. We can bring you to reconciliation. We can take you to rehabilitation, and Nigeria The President of the Federal Republic has an interest in the Igbo people.

“Look at what he has done by giving us the Chief of Naval Staff job which we have not had for the last eight years. I mentioned the Secretary of the Navy earlier, my friend the Minister of Labor, Senator Dave Umahi. What about MPs?

“The President gave the Minister of Works to Ibonyi’s son who had proven himself in Ebonyi, and what he did in Ebonyi all over Nigeria starting from the five South-East states, he will Build the whole thing and said that's the only way we'll pay our taxes.'' The president wants to say there's no work on Monday?

“Look what happened for the first time: 15 millionaires of Igbo origin gathered in Bende. Why do you scare them away when they're telling you they're ready to build factories? The government won't do everything for you.

“Our brothers who have money want to take it home. Some of them want to do it, but you're scaring them away. How long are we going to sell fear to the public?

“This is a new year. This is a new era. This is a new dawn. Please come and join us. We will make you the leaders of this project. With guns. Don't lead people on, let's give you responsibility, let's give you tasks.

“And to all of you supporters of work from home Mondays, I’m calling out to you: It’s time to stop. It’s time to end work from home Mondays.

“If your agitation is about the release of Nnamdi Kanu, we love Igbo land and we love our brother and he is my brother. That doesn't mean he's no longer my brother, and just because you're instigating it doesn't mean you're no longer my brother.

“But what I'm saying is, there's a better way to get it done. There are many ways to kill a rat. Look for other ways you can kill this rat without destroying your home. Let's.

“Let us unite and unite. If we unite, there is nothing we can ask of this government that we cannot get, including what you are asking of our brothers. I guarantee it.”

Mr Kalu also thanked the governors of the five eastern states for the support they are giving to PISE-P.

The Vice-Chairman said there was nothing political about this project, stressing that it was all about community service.

“Governors of various states in the South East, we cannot do without them. I can assure you that all of them want peace in the South East. None of them are against this. is fully supported.

“You can't quit your job just for the governor. Let them play from the top and we'll play from the bottom and then we'll meet in the middle. Then we'll solve the problem.

“The South East Peace Project is not a political but a peace-based community project. That is why the members of PISE-P come from different political parties.

“Through this project, we will ensure that the South East will never be the same. There is hope for the boys who carry guns, they will not be wasted because we will employ them profitably. .”

Kalu also said there was no conflict of interest between PISE-P and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

He said the idea for the project was first conveyed to the apex of the Igbo socio-cultural body, President Emmanuel Iwangyanwu, adding that he fully supported the project.

“Which is a conflict of interest? He fully supports this project. He is passionate about peace and unity in Igbo land. We are partnering with him,” Karu said. he said.


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