Were you troubled over the recent IPOB/army clash in Abia that kept the state in the news for weeks?
Yes I was worried but I thank God for what He was able to
use the governor to achieve during that period. What saved the situation
was the curfew he imposed when the military came and that calmed the
situation. But let me point out that the agitation on the part of Nnamdi
Kanu was not done within the ambit of the law. If you have any
grievance, it is incumbent on you to explore all legal avenues to
redress it. It is not something you begin to militarize the environment
to achieve. That is exactly what happened. Immediately after the curfew
was imposed, what the House did was to condemn Kanu and adopted the
position of the South-East governors by proscribing IPOB. Let me quickly
point out, the young man possibly didn’t know that as at the time he
was doing those things, 11.6million Igbos live outside Abia. They live
in all states of the north and if anything had happened to the few
northerners that were in Abia, those 11.6million Igbos may have come to
I am sure you would have condemned the quit notice given by some northern youths to Igbos too?
In fact, I did not take the quit notice seriously. I read that those
people were not speaking the minds of the elders of the North.