Ohanaeze restates resolve to ensure Kanu’s release

Ohanaeze restates resolve to ensure Kanu’s release

Nigerian Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has stated that it will not relent till the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu; as well as his members regain their freedom.

Ohanaeze made this call via a press statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia on Thursday, October 21.

The group said, “We are unrelenting in our resolve to ensure that the FG toes the path of wisdom by conceding to the proposal for Dialogue and Alternative Dispute Resolution which will ensure the unconditional freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and all members of IPOB detained across Nigeria.”

More so, the group opined that the government has bowed to pressure by producing their leader in court.

The statement read, “The diplomatic engagements by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide under the able leadership of His Excellency, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor has apparently yielded a positive result as the Federal Government has through the Department of State Security bowed to the overwhelming demands of Ndigbo by producing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Court.

“This is one step forward in Ohanaeze’s determined moves towards ensuring that the Afara Ukwu Prince is set free in no distant time. The Monitoring Team of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by former governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife; Chief Nwosu, Ezeigbo 1 of Abuja; Barr. Goddy Uwazurike was also in court to monitor proceedings; and likewise report back to the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”

Meanwhile, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has said the Federal Government is not serious; about the case against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

Afenifere said this on Wednesday, October 20, in reaction to the amended seven counts; that the Federal Government filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja against the IPOB leader.

Sola Ebiseni, the Afenifere National Secretary-General said it appeared that the government was confused on what to do.

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The Afenifere statement read in part, “With the amended seven counts against Nnamdi Kanu as released by the media; it appears the Federal Government has come to its wit’s end; in the case with the Biafran leader and self-determination agitations generally.

“Without prejudice to the determination of the case by the court; it is clear that its end will certainly compound agitations; on the national question, an ill-wind that will blow the Buhari administration and Nigeria no good.”

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