By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The immediate past former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi hasÂ dispelled suggestions making the rounds of a feud between him and forÂ Vice President Alex Ekwueme.The rumour mill has been agog regarding the feud occasioned by theÂ clash between Obi and Ekwueme on the continued detention of the leaderÂ of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.
Obi was reacting to an allegation that he called on Igbos to ignoreÂ Kanu, a situation, which led to Ekwueme accusing him of anti-Igbo Â moves.
Clarifying issues, Obi noted that Ekwueme is a highly-respected elder
statesman who he regards as a father who offer advice or rebuke him,
if need be.
He, however, regretted that at the occasion in question, neither he
nor Ekwueme spoke during the event orÂ to the press.
Wondering where and when Ekwueme was supposed to have rebuked him, Obi
was clear on their interaction at Nike Lake Hotel: “As soon as I
entered the venue, I went to greet Dr. Alex Ekwueme. At the end of the
event, I saw him and his wife to their car before they leftâ€.
On the state of the nation, the former two-term Governor added his
weight to the call for the restructuring of the Federation through the
implementation of the resolutions of the highly-acclaimed 2014
This, he contended, will go a long way in easing increasing agitation
across the country as every geo-political Zone is afforded a sense of
belonging and opportunity to develop at their own pace.