Re-Arresting Kanu May Be Counter-Productive – Fayose
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has said that the plot by the Federal Government to re-arrest leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu may be counter-productive.
He said this in a statement released by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, calling on the government to toe line of negotiation instead of arrest.
He commended the governors of the Southeast for meeting with Kanu, saying that the man should not be left alone at this time because he is agitating for Biafra state.
Fayose said that though it is too late for Nigeria to break up now, that does not mean that the government should arrest anybody who is agitating for his fundamental right.
“Re-arresting Kanu now may be perceived as vilification of the entire South-East geopolitical zone, not necessarily Kanu as a person,” he said.
The governor appealed to the Federal Government to allow political solutions to agitations by Nigerians as against the use of brute force.
He called for restructuring and dialogue as the best way to solve the current political problem in the country.
However, Fayose blamed the current agitation in some part of the country on the body language and utterances of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said that the president had not shown he is a detrabilised Nigerian.