- The Presidency has revealed why the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was not invited to Presidential Villa
- The Presidency said Kanu is not a leader of thought in the South-East
- Special adviser to the president on political matter Babafemi ojudu said Ohanaeze leaders have only complained about marginalization in appointments and harassment by police at road blocks
The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters Babafemi Ojudu has given reasons why the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was not invited to Presidential Villa.
Ojudu said Kanu was not asked to join the acting president and the South-East leaders in a meeting last week because the IPOB leader is not perceived as a leader of thought in the South-East.
He however said not inviting Kanu during the last South-East leaders meeting with the Acting President does not mean the IPOB leader will not be invited if the need arises.
Ojudu said: “Well, the thing is that we were looking for leaders of the people, leaders of thought and we do not see him as a leader of thought in the east."
“May be opportunity will come at one time or the other for him to be engaged.
But so far, what we have done is to look at people who have influence in the communities, whether it is religious, whether it is traditional, whether it is political, social or governance.
These are the people we brought in for discussion," Ojudu said.
The presidential adviser said the leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo who visited the acing president have neither asked for a referendum on Biafra or the secession of Biafra.
He said these leaders have only complained about marginalization in appointments and harassment by police at road blocks.
The traditional rulers discussed the quit notice issued to the Igbos living in the North by a Northern youth group.
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