Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, the Senate Chief Whip and former Governor of Abia State, has paid a visit to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who is being held by the DSS.
Recall that Kanu has been held in DSS custody since his extradition to Nigeria in June, pending his ongoing court hearing.
Only his lawyers and family members are allowed to visit him while he is in DSS custody. Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who represents Abia North in the Senate, paid a visit to the IPOB leader earlier today.
Senator Kalu revealed this on his verified Facebook page, saying he saw Nnamdi Kanu in good health and they talked about it as brothers.
According to Kalu, Nnamdi Kanu, who is also the Prince of the Afara Ukwu kingdom in Umuahia, is his brother, and he made his father, Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the King of Akwara Ukwu during his time as Abia State Governor.
Orji Uzor Kalu post reads; “This afternoon, I visited my brother, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care and we discussed as ‘Umunne’. In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu
traditional ruler of Akwara Ukwu and since then the family has been very close to me.
“I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for his back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people.
“Even though, my ideology and his ideology are totally different , God has made us brothers and we can’t run away from each other. I owe him and Nigerians good counseling …Whether he and his family listens to me or not, I will continue counseling him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society.
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