Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu is in London-Orji Uzor Kalu
London, September 19, 2018 (AltAfrica)-Former Governor of Abia state, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, on Tuesday said the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is in London, where he had earlier fled.
He said contrary to what had been fed to the public so far, the military did not take Kanu and his parents away
Kalu disclosed this in an interview with newsmen after meeting former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi in Minna to canvass support for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He was ushered into the guest room, where he held a closed-door meeting with his host which lasted for over two hours
In an interview with newsmen after the meeting, the former governor said he was in Minna to explain to the former leader why Buhari must be supported to finish his second term in office.
“I have come to have a heart-to-heart talk with the former President and convince him why he should allow and support President Buhari to finish his second tenure”, he explained.
The former governor was however evasive when asked about the outcome of the meeting, saying, “his reaction was blue and white, we have discussed and he said he is thinking about it. February 16 is still a long way to go and we will continue talking; however, it is a positive reaction.”
Kalu, who insisted that President Buhari deserved a second term said the president represents a new hope for the country, adding that his believe in the ability of the president to lead the country out of the wood informed his decision to be in the forefront of the campaign for his re-election.
He said he has been in and out of the country soliciting for support for President Buhari’s re-election, while appealing to Nigerians to give him a second chance as a cohesive nation needs continuity in government.
“President Buhari is already in half time now, he has played four years and in soccer, you have 90 minutes game, he has played 45 minutes and we are appealing to Nigerians to give him another 45 minutes to play. It would make more sense and would be very nice,” he said.