Former governor of Abia State and APC South East chieftain has called on the the IPOB Youths to remain law abiding as he consults with the federal authorities and IPOB stakeholders towards finding a common ground to the brewing crisis in Abia State.
Kalu spoke in response to the military presence in the state and the South East and confrontations between the IPOB youths and the federal security forces.
In a statement issued yesterday from Abuja, Kalu who just returned from the United States said that he has been briefed about the crisis, and has swiftly begun consultations with federal authorities and leaders of the IPOB towards bringing calm back to the region. He also called on both parties to respect the rule of law and rights of citizens
The former state governor described the unfolding events as very unfortunate to have degenerated to this level happening in not just the South East region but in his own state which he once governed for eight years, adding that the Southeast is yet to be fully recovered from the losses of the civil war and cannot afford to be subjected to another round of loss of human lives and properties.
He called for calm and stay of actions from both parties, warning that such crisis, if not checked, may escalate nationwide.
The former governor recalled that in democracy every group has its fundamental right to express their grievances but such action must follow due process in line with the constitution to avoid a breakdown of law and order.
The APC chieftain reinstates the need for peace, that dialogue remains the best solution to solving grievances , while also calling for the need to respect the court orders and pronouncements.