Biafra: Buhari Must Meet Kanu, Says Obasanjo
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo wants President Muhammadu Buhari to meet with Biafran secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu to forestall further confrontation between the army and Biafra agitators.
“I don’t see anything wrong in that (Buhari meeting with Kanu). I would not object to that; if anything, I would encourage it,” Newsweek quoted Obasanjo yesterday as saying in an interview in London.
He added: “I would want to meet Kanu myself and talk to people like him, people of his age, (and ask) ‘What are your worries?’ Not only from the Southeast but from all parts of Nigeria.”
Obasanjo who restated his position that the renewed agitation for Biafra is no solution to alleged marginalization,gave a thumps down to the army’s “heavy boot” response to pro-Biafra sentiments.
“We need to satisfy the youth in job creation, in wealth creation, in giving them a better, fulfilled life, in giving them hope for the future.There’s no easy way out,” he said.