Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, former Abia state governor has pleaded with Nigerians to stop criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration.
VON reports that the former governor asks Nigerians to support the president for the sake of the desired change wanted by all.
Kalu insisted that President Buhari is currently doing well and needed the support of every Nigerian.
Dr Kalu made the call on Sunday at the residence of Chief Goddy Imo in Ohafia, Abia state.
“Those capitalising on the president’s health are ignorant of nature. Anybody can fall sick. The president has been doing well, especially in the area of security. He only needs to fine-tune his economic policies for a turn around.
“Nigerians are not asking for much, they are only asking for food on their table, good health care and security of life and property among other basic necessities,” he said.
Going further, he appealed to the federal government to give equal attention to states in the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones.
“Without equal opportunity extended to Nigerians, regardless of tribal, religious, political and economic differences, it will be difficult to achieve our collective dream of a better Nigeria.
“Ndigbo are not asking for much. They are only seeking for fair and equal opportunity as accorded other tribes.
“To achieve a united country, no one should be exempted from development. All states, especially South-East and South-South ought to be given equal share and opportunity of development. When equal attention is given to every state, it will facilitate development and peaceful cohesion among all,” he stated.
Meanwhile, VON reported that emerging reports suggest that the indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have won the trust and support of Southern Cameroon.
According to reports, a new pro-Biafra group, the Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL), has joined the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), in its struggle for a sovereign state.
BNYL, according to its leader, Prince Robinson C. Obuka is a community-based organization of youths with headquarters in Bakassi Peninsula.
It was reportedly established on August 3, 2013 in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, following agreements by members and founders to uphold the unity of the various ethnic nations in the Bight of Biafra.