- Mathew Osichukwu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC), has declared that southeast governors are to be blamed for the recent tension in the region
- Osichukwu noted that the governors were over relaxed about the issue of Biafra agitation
- He said it is unfortunate that they could not tell Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB the bitter truth
Mathew Osichukwu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Party (APC) admonished southeast governors for not speaking the home truth to Nnamdi Kanu. He also blamed them for the recent clash between Nigerian Army and Independent People of Biafra.
Daily Sun reports that Osichukwu blamed the governors for failing to act fast about the activities of IPOB.
He said: ''President Muhammadu Buhari had been warning that people who are going contrary to the law of the land should be careful.
''I apportion blame mainly on the governors of the south east. Believe me the governors of the south east were over relaxed.
''I am not against somebody who comes out to air his feelings in as much as it is within the ambit of the law it is allowed but when somebody is trying to bring in certain things that the law does not permit, it is sad''.
Osichukwu recalled that the sit-at-home order by Kanu which led to so much suffering as millions were stranded as a result was undemocratic.
According to him, ''For that 24 hour period of the sit at home, it sabotaged the economy. Imagine somebody carrying a lorry load of tomatoes from Plateau state going to Onitsha, or somebody bringing perishable goods to Aba from Lagos at the end of the day goods perished.
''That was unacceptable and the governors being the Chief Security Officers of their states were relaxed.
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''No proper measures were taken and this metamorphosed into what we are seeing now where a lot of lives were lost.
''I am not happy with the way and manner our governors there were romancing the Kanu and IPOB issue because there are many ways they went out of line.
''Nobody is against the agitation for Biafra but he should look for it in a legal and normal way other than blocking highways and using unacceptable language''.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue state, blamed agitations groups like IPOB on youth unemployment.
NAIJ.com TV takes a critical look at Nnamdi Kanu and the struggle for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra.