Former minister of aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, has condemned in totality the plan by federal government’s to re-arrest the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

According to  Amaechi  the government has no business re-arresting Kanu because he is speaking the mind of his people,  He urged the federal government to call for a plebiscite and let the Igbo people decide whether they want to leave Nigeria or stay. He said:

 “If I wake up and say, I would go and blow up Aso Rock, would I be arrested, or when I march to Aso Rock fully armed? Why the focus on Nnamdi Kanu, what of the other Arewa youths who are committing similar or more grievous offences? What has been done to them? If Kanu breaks the law, let him be punished, not when he is unarmed and just making statement that his people are not being treated fairly. 

“What Kanu is saying is that Igbo want to go, if you don’t agree with him, put it to plebiscite. That is how it has been done in other places. “Scotland said it wanted to leave United Kingdom, and they put it to plebiscite, majority said they didn’t want to go away. “I don’t see why it should be different in Nigeria. Plebiscite does not amount to war.
 “In America, since Donald Trump came to power, two states have expressed the desire to quit US, has anybody killed them? The only thing is that when the demand becomes serious, the government will give the opportunity for the people to decide. “What has been done to the Arewa youths who said their leaders were the ones who asked them to issue the quit notice? Yes, we know who is sending them to do what they are doing, the politicians are behind them and we are not deceived. “What of those behind the anti-Igbo songs, what has the government done to them? What efforts have the security agencies made to bring them to the book.