The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has advised the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Maazi Nnamdi Kanu, to consider the consequences of his actions and utterances on his people.
Uzor Kalu disclosed this in a statement endorsed by him after visiting the IPOB Leader in Department of State Services (DSS) custody, Monday afternoon in Abuja.
The Chief Whip of the Senate further said that he had spoke with Maazi Kalu as a brother.
According to the former Governor of Abia state, “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, the 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 counselling whether he and his family listen to me or not.
“I will continue to counsel him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society.”