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JUST IN: “Meet with Nnamdi Kanu” – Obasanjo tells President Buhari, gives reasons

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Ex-President, Olusegun Obasanjo has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari needs to meet with Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB before the current crisis gets out of hand.

Speaking to Newsweek, OBJ disclosed that there was nothing wrong in Buhari having a meeting with Kanu.

“I don’t see anything wrong in that [Buhari meeting with Kanu]. I would not object to that; if anything, I would encourage it.”

“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.”

He pointed out that Army’s tough response to pro-Biafra sentiment is “not the solution”.

“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,” Obasanjo said.

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21 Comments

  1. God bless you obj, taking tough on pro biafra is not the solution.
    Taking the bull by it’s horn

  2. Former President OBJ. had just hit the nail on the head. I wish President Buhari would listen to the voice of reasonings.

  3. THAT IS ANOTHER GOOD ADVISE AND WISE COUNCIL…….
    THE EARLIER, THE BETTER. I SAW A VERY POWERFULL ROCKET
    FROM BIAFRA NATONAL GUARD YESTERDAY NIGHT. THAT ROCKET
    HAS A CAPACITY TO DESTROY ANY CONVOY OF ANY SECURITY APARATUS.
    CONSIDERING THE TOPOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEAST(HILLY) THAT WEAPON
    IS VERY DANDEROUS IN THAT TOPOGRAPHY.

    1. I hope President Buhari should heed Obasanjo’s advice. No useful purpose would be served with the use of brute force. Brute can only bring about unsettled peace in the land. The agitators have their reasons and only through dialogue can
      Nigeria have permanent peace.

  4. Nice talk from the elder. I still see it as oppression and intimidation for staging the military over what can be solved by dialogue. I feel for this generation and the generation yet unborn. At this stage of life, war shouldn’t be encouraged. Let me reserve

  5. I think it should be has my xpresident OBJ have said, more over, not Everytime force is needed to settle issues but peaceful settlement can help it going

  6. I think the president is selfish to the extent of not care about his own families but just believe he is aged enough; if at all there is WAR and he eventually died, he has nothing to regret. But God is supreme to solve nigeria problem.

  7. Hear from a stupid old for nothing Obasanjo! Advocating for a dialogue with KANU is a disgrace in the face of a president of Nigeria – why haven’t Obasanjo dialogue with Odi people from Benue who happened to kill Nigeria army – compare it to what KANU has done to Nigeria security agency and the rest of the populace! May God punish you stupid idiot!

  8. Today I just read from Leadership Newspaper that the only condition the Northern Elders Forum will support the designation of Bandits in the North as terrorist is if government should deal with IPOB and continue to try Nnamdi KANU in court. From your own understanding, what do you understand from that? It’s very clear that the Northern Elders Forum are supporting the bandits activities. The question is, what do they gain from the massacre of people of Northern Nigeria? Why are they afraid of government doing that. When IPOB for instance was designated as a terrorist group, government did it swiftly without any debate. It can’t remember whether it was done on a weekend. Why are Northern Elders trying to cover up? Who are the majority of victims of bandits; is it not Northerners? This country is a very funny place to live in. For me, State Police should be approved immediately so that States that wants peaceful environment should protect it’s people while those that wants to kill all their people, should do that. One funny thing is that, majority of these so called Northern Elders, have their children living abroad while the poor Northerners, are the ones dying as a result of insurgency.

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