Former Governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has held a march in Abia state to counter the agitation for secession by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The march tagged ”Commit to making peace possible” was held at the weekend, with participants drawn from members of Junior Chambers International, (JCI), and leaders of other youth organisations.
The youths marched in white to the country home of the former governor with a message to the agitators to refrain from physical or verbal violence and maintain respect for law as well as the rights of others.
In his address, Kalu said: ”I am begging all youths, opinion-moulders and all other people involved in the recent conflict to stop inciting Nigerian people to hate one another, just to achieve their own objectives.
”Hate speech is what we must reject.
”Holding different political views is ordinary in any democratic society, but we must not resort to violence to achieve our political objectives.”