The governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Andy Uba; the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chukwuma Soludo, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Valentine Ozigbo, have agreed on dialogue as a way to end the agitations in the South East being championed by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The candidates spoke Monday during an election debate organised by the Arise Television.
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Soludo said the IPOB deserved to be heard.
“I am on record speaking, I visited Nnamdi Kanu in 2016 in Kuje prison, with prominent people to ask for his release in line with a court order.
”Dialogue is the best solution to the IPOB issue,” he said.
Ozigbo, who said the detained IPOB leader was a product of leadership failure, called for dialogue and his release.
Uba, who expressed his belief in engagement, said the agitation was as a result of joblessness.