Dr Collins Osuagwu, the 2019 Social Democratic Party, SDP’ s Candidate, has berated the leaders of South East for remaining mute amidst continued detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The politician who is the CEO of Zeus Marina Oil and Gas LTD, made this known on Monday During a Phone discussion with Daily Post.
Osuagwu pointed out that at a moment when Sheikh Gumi and some other Northerners had become the spokesmen of the criminal bandits in the region, the Igbos ought to be similarly heard as the voice of their region.
The Oil magnet who said he was not a member of IPOB, called on Igbos to unite for one purpose, and also serve as their brothers’ keepers.
He stressed that failure to speak on the issue was cowardice on the side of the Igbos.
Dr Osuagwu further noted that, ” persons like Sheikh Ahmad Gumi had repeatedly canvassed amnesty for bandits who he described as aggrieved against the society and the Yorubas have continued to rally round support for their own Sunday Igboho, so it is high time our illustrious sons and daughters speak for Kanu. ”
According to Osuagwu: ” Almost everything Kanu said earlier is happening today. government’ s accusation against him can’ t be compared with Boko Haram, bandits, Fulani herdsmen havoc. Those of our brothers attacking and fighting him before his extradition should also speak up now that the people of the North are calling on Federal Government to give amnesty to killers herdsmen, who have r*ped, killed and rendered families homeless.
” It is disheartening that we are busy fighting our own as most Igbo leaders are ready to sell off everything to get another political appointment. ”
Dr. Osuagwu further pointed out that the leadership space, dissatisfaction and disconnect created by ” selfish leaders in Igboland resulted in disillusionment among the common people in the region otherwise the youthful energy that went into pushing for the region’ s exit from the rest of Nigeria would have been put into good regional/national use. ”
He added that the method of Kanu’ s struggle might be discouraging, but it was a legitimate cause enshrined in recognized human rights documents and international laws.