It Will Be A Grave Mistake To Arrest Nnamdi Kanu, CEO Air Peace, Allen Onyema Warns Fed. Govt
The chairman/CEO of Air Peace, Mr. Allen Onyema has joined other notable voices to call the Federal Government to order over its plan to rearrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi. Nnamdi Kanu
According to him, Nnamdi Kanu was not against anybody in his agitations and that he was open to peaceful negotiations with the Federal Government.
He made the speech in Lagos today, Friday, to declare open a five-day training programme organised by the Foundation for Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN) to push for harmonious co-existence between Igbos, Yorubas and Hausa/Falani ethnic groups.
In attendance at the FEHN programme were members of IPOB, Fulani herdmens, Arewa Youths, and Odua People’s Congress (OPC).
Onyema said years back, he had used the FEHN in partnership with peace and conflict resolution experts from the United States of America to train hundreds of Niger Delta militants on non-violence approach to resolving their grievances with the government and oil companies.
His words: “Kanu is not against anybody. I had a meeting with him with some members of my team and he has agreed to be engaged intellectually, so let us not arrest him because it would certainly do us no good,” said Onyema. He said Nigeria would know no peace until all the ethno-linguistic groups learnt to understand and tolerate each other.
“This country will never know peace until we fight for each other. Until we fight for each other nationhood will elude us.”