Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has explained why the leader of the indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu was not invited for Acting President Yemi Osinbajo’s consultation with leaders of the South East. Osinbajo, on Sunday, met with South East leaders in continuation of his consultations with leaders of the region following the quit notice given to Igbos living in the North by some northern youth groups.
Following backlash by some groups that the IPOB leader was ignored in the consultation, the Presidency in the statement said it did not consider Kanu as a leader of thought in the south east.
The statement read, “Well, the thing is that we were looking for leaders of the people, leaders of thought and we do not see him as a leader of thought in the east.
“May be opportunity will come at one time or the other for him to be engaged.
“But so far, what we have done is to look at people who have influence in the communities, whether it is religious, whether it is traditional, whether it is political, social or governance. These are the people we brought in for discussion.”