Former Anambra state Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife has advised the Federal Government against using force on pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu but to allow Igbo elders talk ”reason” into his head.
Kanu was arrested by the Federal Government in October, 2015, for alleged crime against the state, leading to his detention in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
He was later granted bail by the Justice Binta Nyako-led Abuja Federal High Court in April 2017.
But the government on Friday wrote to the court to revoke his bail condition, to give room for his re-arrest pending the outcome of the case.
Invoking the wrath of the law helps nobody. What is necessary is that we, the elders of Igbo land, should speak reason in the head of Kanu.
According to him, Kanu has done great already, but he is overstepping bounds, citing the example of declaring a ”no election” in Anambra State.
If that comes to pass, what does he (Kanu) think would happen? The Federal Government would declare a state of emergency in Anambra and choose whom they like to be the sole administrator of that state…That will be creating another opportunity for the Federal Government to devastate the South East the more.
The issue is that when a young man is making progress, especially being adored by the people, he may go beyond reason without knowing it; with all his good intentions, he may go beyond reason. Instead of castigating him, let us talk reason into his head.