The pan Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has appealed to governors from the south-east region to use the influence of their relationship with the federal government to secure the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
The group said the move will be beneficial to the entire region and urged the governors and other leaders to look beyond the immediate situation and forgive Kanu for his excesses.
It added that another round of violence may engulf the region if supporters of the arrested IPOB leader decide to take to the streets in protest, urging the leaders to do something before such happens.
The leader of the group, Chidi Ibeh noted in a statement that “South East Governors and Igbo elders should consider the bigger picture of the consequences of Nnamdi Kanu’s detention.
They must forgive his excesses. This is not the time for blame, accusations and counter-accusations. Ohanaeze Ndigbo appeals to South East Governors to explore the harmonious relationships between them and President Buhari to secure soft landing for the detained IPOB leader for the sustainability of the peaceful atmosphere that just returned to the zone.
“The previous Nnamdi Kanu’s rantings and insults heaped on South East Governors and Igbo Elders were unbearable but the best way to forgive him is to secure his release.”
“As for Ohanaeze Ndigbo, we will continue to talk to his teeming supporters to shun any protest and give the South East Governors and other Igbo leaders the opportunity to negotiate his release with President Buhari.”
“We have implicit confidence that the continuous silence of the Governors is golden and as backstage activities and negotiations are going on quietly without much noise.What is required now is the release of Nnamdi Kanu through out of court settlement.”
Meanwhile, veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has declared that the dream of an independent nation of Biafra will happen, but it’s just a matter of time.
She added that she believes Biafra will emerge as one of the best countries of the world under the leadership of arrested Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The actress expressed her view via a post on her Instagram account in which she made reference to Obi Cubana’s lavish funeral for his mum.
According to her, the support Obi Cubana got for his mother’s burial is a testimony of the good nature of the Igbos and a sign that Biafra will be a blessed nation.