Senators, Reps Urges IPOB To Stop Biafra Agitation …Rejects Branding IPOB A Terrorist Outfit

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Yemisi Izuora.

The South East Caucus in the National Assembly has asked the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, led by Nnamdi Kanu, to end agitations for the Republic of Biafra.
The Caucus made the call through a communique issued after a meeting between the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, and South East senators and House of Representatives members at his official residence in Abuja.
The senators and members of House of Representatives also affirmed their support for the unity of Nigeria anchored on justice, equity and fairness to all regions.
The group, in the communique jointly signed by Senator Enyinna Abaribe, the Chairman of the caucus, and the Chairman of the House of Representatives caucus, Hon. Chukwuka Onyema, condemned all acts of terrorism.
The communique reads: “We call on IPOB to suspend all its activities as we engage our colleagues in the National Assembly and work with them in addressing all issues of concern to IPOB in particular and the entire South East in general.
“We appreciate the efforts of the South East Governors and the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo in the handling of the agitations in the South East with regards to the confrontations of the military with IPOB, especially in Abia State.
“We condemn all acts of terrorism. In the case of IPOB, we reject the branding of any organisation in Nigeria without cause or following due process where such cause do exist.
“We take this position because of the implication of such branding to innocent citizens from the area who maybe affected by the consequences. This branding, we believe, will foreclose any dialogue that will bring about a peaceful end to the activities of such group.
“We call on the leadership of Nigeria to look into the problem that feed never ending agitations by youths of the South East and other geopolitical zones of the country.
“We condemn the use of hate speeches and remarks by anybody, as the dignity of humans must be respected at all times, even while dissenting on any issue.
“We affirm our support for the unity of Nigeria anchored on justice, equality and fair treatment on all parts of the country.”

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