Gov. Ikpeazu has blamed the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and Biafra struggle for underdevelopment in Abia State.
According to Allnews, Ikpeazu stated this while addressing journalists on Saturday.
Governor Ikpeazu lamented that the Federal Government led by President Muhammadu Buhari abandoned Abia state because of the Nnamdi Kanu
Further stating that Nnamdi Kanu is the reason he has not developed Abia and completed some of the projects he promised to do because each time he approaches the Federal Government to “demand money, they always tell me that my state is harboring terrorists.”
Nnamdi Kanu is from Isiama Afara Ukwu, Umuahia, Abia State. Kanu who is a Prince has been on exile since he resurfaced in Israel two years ago.
Reacting to the continuous refusal of the IPOB leader to return to Nigeria, Governor Ikpeazu lamented that Nnamdi Kanu committed an offense and ran away before the unfortunate death of his parents (Eze Israel Okwu Kanu (JP) and Ugoeze Nnenne Kanu), an offense he said has cost Abia State a lot.
In his words: ”I have decided to take the final decision as the executive Governor of Abia state.
“Nnamdi Kanu has done harms to Abia State! He is the reason I didn’t develop Abia and complete some of the projects I promised to do because each time I go to the FG to demand money, they always tell me that my state is harboring Terrorists.
“Nnamdi committed an offense and ran away before the unfortunate death of his father. Now it’s time to make a decision.
“If after 21 days from now and he fails to come back and be crowned the king of Ibeku, I will have no option than to appoint a king myself and whoever I appoint must remain till I leave the office.
“I am the most powerful man in Abia and whatever decision I take must stand,”