Obasanjo Urges Buhari To Dialogue With Nnamdi Kanu
Past president Olusegun Obasanjo has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to dialogue with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in order to curtail the secessionist agitations instead of the deployment of soldiers in the South-East.
Obasanjo said this during an interview with the Newsweek Magazine.
Obasanjo said, “I don’t see anything wrong in that (Buhari meeting with Kanu). I would not object to that; if anything, I would encourage it.
“I would want to meet Kanu myself and talk to people like him, people of his age, (and ask) ‘What are your worries?’ Not only from the South-East but from all parts of Nigeria.”
Obasanjo, who led the final offensive that brought the civil war to an end in 1970, said war is not the answer as he had seen too many wars and that Nigeria may not survive another civil war.