Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:55 pm
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr Victor Oye, has commended the Federal Government for granting freedom to some detained supporters of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group.
Oye described the government’s gesture as bold, patriotic and surest way to peace and unity of Nigeria, which he said, was non-negotiable.
In a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Saturday, he thanked everyone who was instrumental in ensuring freedom for the persons.
He, however, called on the government to release the acclaimed leader of IPOB, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, to enable him to go home and “take care of his young family’’.
“I commend the Federal Government for the bold and patriotic step taken in the release of some of the members and supporters IPOB detained in Aba.
“I thank all the men and women of goodwill who facilitated the release and urge them not to relent until absolute peace and harmony is achieved in Nigeria.
“This magnanimity shown by the government is one of the shortest and surest ways to peace and unity of Nigeria, which is non-negotiable.
“The government should also extend this gesture to Kanu, who has been in detention for awhile,” Oye said.
He urged the Federal Government to open more avenues and channels of discussion with all agitating groups, who were protesting the political and economic structure of Nigeria for amicable resolution of issues.
He also urged Nigerians to remain law-abiding and show unfettered respect for constituted authority and loyalty to Nigeria. (NAN