Nnamdi Kanu is my godson, but secession is not in the interest of Igbos - Chekwas Okorie

- The national chairman of the United Progressives Party (UPP), Chekwas Okorie, disclosed that he was the one who placed Nnamdi Kanu in the political limelight by appointing him as the chairman of APGA in 2002 - Okorie stated that unlike Kanu, he had traveled extensively around the country numerous times and had profound knowledge of the location of Igbos in the country; enough to know that secession is not the answer - Okorie revealed that in 2000, at the height of the Sharia implementation, he was the only easterner who visited the Igbo settlement in Gusau; and the trip had opened his eyes Chekwas Okorie, the national chairman of United Progressives Party (UPP), has stated that Nnamdi Kanu’s agitation for Biafra would not do any good to the Igbo ethnic group.

According to reports, Okorie acknowledged that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) was his political son, but he stated that he (Kanu) was not familiar with the place of the Igbo tribe in the larger Nigerian society; hence his blind agitation. While speaking with journalists in Enugu, Okorie also debunked rumors of a connection between IPOB and UPP.

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