Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Kingsley Moghalu, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the issues that brought about agitations for Biafra and Oduduwa.
In a statement to newsmen, the Young Progressive Party (YPP) presidential aspirant condemned the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and invasion of the home of Sunday Igboho.
According to Moghalu: “The Government of President Muhammadu Buhari manifests in the evident double standards in the actions of that government in relation to national security and criminal justice.
“I call on Nigeria government to understand the full sensitivity and long term implications of his rearrest and impending trial and ensure that Kanu’s rights are fully respected in this process.
“I condemn the violent attack on Sunday Igboho’s residence by security (and possibly other) forces, the Government’s increasingly obvious tendency toward the totalitarian repression of dissenting voices in the Nigerian polity.
“I urge President Buhari and his government to focus the same quantum of energy he has put into suppressing Kanu and Igboho into addressing the root causes that have created the Nnamdi Kanus and Sunday Igbohos of Nigeria in order the create a truly enabling environment for the stability and unity of Nigeria, and the existential crisis of terrorism in the Northern states of Nigeria that has claimed the innocent lives of thousands of compatriots in that part of our country.”