Former governor of Imo State Chief Ikedi Ohakim has called on the federal government to grant the last wish of Pa Mbazulike Amechi by adopting political solutions to issues about the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Pa Amaechi, former aviation minister in the First Republic, died two days ago at 93. He had led a team of Igbo leaders to the Aso Rock where he pleaded for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB, as his last request to the FG.
Ohakim, in his tribute, Thursday, stated that, “I received with shock the death of the elder statesment and nationalist, Pa Mbazulike Amaechi, Nigeria’s former minister of aviation.
“Although at 93, PA Amaechi did not manifest the type of frailty associated with old age and, according to the family sources, he did not show any signs that the end was near.
“Pa Amaechi rather exuded vitality, and was at the forefront of debate on building a strong and virile Nigeria. He fought for equity and justice, and fought for the welfare of Nigerians till the end of his life.
“He advocated dialogues as the best means of overcoming the nation’s common challenges, including the intractable spate of insecurity in the country, and as particularly exemplified in his peaceful and mature approach to the resolution of the vexation of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“The nation will miss him but there can be no better way of mourning Pa Amaechi than to grant his last wish which is a political solution to IPOB issues.”