*He killed the purchase and export of made-in-Aba products
Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Nigerian Senator representing Abia South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, is reported to have confided in some of his close folks that he and the others who signed Nnamdi Kanu’s bail bond are now in trouble since nobody knows where he is currently.
Abaribe, who is also the leader of the South East caucus in the National Assembly, said this at the Made-in-Aba Products Show, which was part of activities to mark the 2017 Convention of the Abia State National Association of North America (ASNA), in New York, USA on Saturday.
He was one of the three sureties that stood in for Kanu after the IPOB leader was granted bail on health grounds in his ongoing treason trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Kanu’s next court date is on 17th October. It is unclear whether he will appear in court on that day. If he does not appear in court, the anger of that judge may be tested by his sureties who will enter into a fresh quality of trouble.
Abaribe also noted that the progress so far made in the purchase and export of made-in-Aba products, have been eroded as a result of the Biafran agitation led by Kanu.
“I am a Nigerian Senator and not that of Biafra,” Abaribe said.
“We had advised Kanu, reminding him that his rights end where those of others begin. We are now in trouble, because we do not know where he is and how to contact him. Those that support Kanu’ s agitation should think twice.”
Abaribe, who described himself as a made-in-Aba Senator, stressed that the Igbo will thrive more under a better Nigeria than outside of it.
“We think we need Biafra, but this Biafra should be that of the mind that represents our ingenuity and our innate quality for hard work and enterprise, especially as oil proceeds keep dwindling,” he said.
“Igbo are largest and highest investors in the country, contributing to the development of wherever they reside and operate. In Lagos alone, we have built and developed about 10 different markets from which over N3 billion are generated on daily basis.
“We should trust that our leaders, both elected and not elected can get the best for us.”
Okezie Ikpeazu, the Governor of Abia State, was represented at the occasion by Ude Oko Chukwu, his Deputy.