Governor Okezie Victor Ikpeazu has alleged that Nnamdi Kanu and Biafra struggle is the reason for underdevelopment in Abia State.
The governor of Abia state, Okezie Ikpeazu, has blamed the lack of development in Abia on Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Governor Ikpeazu made this comment while addressing journalists in Umuahia, Abia State capital, he lamented that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari has abandoned Abia state because of the IPOB leader.
The Abia State Governor said Nnamdi Kanu is the reason he has not developed Abia and completed some of the projects he promised to do because each time he approaches the Federal Government to “demand money, they always tell me that my state is harboring terrorists.”
This online news understands that Nnamdi Kanu is from Isiama Afara Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State. Kanu who is a Prince has been on exile since he resurfaced in Israel two years ago. He lost his parents last year.
The IPOB leader failed to attend the burial of his parents, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu (JP) and Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu. His father, Eze Kanu was the king of Isiama Afara Ukwu, however, since his burial, the kingdom has remained without a king as Kanu’s younger brother cannot be crowned a king according to the tradition when Nnamdi Kanu is still alive.
Reacting to the continuous refusal of the IPOB leader to return to Nigeria, Governor Ikpeazu lamented that Nnamdi Kanu “committed an offense and ran away before the unfortunate death of his father,” an offense he said has cost Abia State a lot.
In his words: ”I have decided to take the final decision as the executive Governor of Abia state.
“Nnamdi Kanu has done harms to Abia State! He is the reason I didn’t develop Abia and complete some of the projects I promised to do because each time I go to the FG to demand money, they always tell me that my state is harboring Terrorists.
“Nnamdi committed an offense and ran away before the unfortunate death of his father. Now it’s time to make a decision.
“If after 21 days from now and he fails to come back and be crowned the king of Ibeku, I will have no option than to appoint a king myself and whoever I appoint must remain till I leave the office.