Ohanaeze reacts as Governors step into Nnamdi Kanu’s matter with Fed Govt

South-East Governors have been commended for initiating the process towards the release of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s from detention.

The youth wing of apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which gave the commendation in a statement issued on Monday, said the development was a response to the group’s earlier outcry that only a political remedy would guarantee Kanu’s freedom.

It will be recalled that the South-East Governors after their last meeting, announced that they had commenced a political solution towards securing Kanu’s freedom.

The President of the Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike stated that issues like this can never be resolved by throwing tantrums around or causing a situation of anarchy.

According to him: “This is not the first time Ndigbo are passing this route and it was only through a political solution that the matter was resolved. We know that this one will not be an exception.

“The National Assembly caucus has also before now started the same process and now that governors have joined them, we are upbeat that the process would be fastened and Kanu released as quickly as possible.

“We thank the governors in a very special way, as well as the religious and traditional leaders in Igboland for the role they are playing. In a similar manner, we also appreciate the members of the Ohanaeze Youths in the UK and Asia, and other diaspora communities for toeing the path of peace.

“At this point, the governors and the NASS members should meet Buhari and make the singular demand for the unconditional release of Kanu and other prisoners of conscience across the detention facilities in Igbo land,” he noted.

Nnabuike, however, appealed for the de-escalation of tension in the zone in order to allow political leaders to focus on the work.

He enjoined youths to cease all forms of hostilities to allow leaders the air of freedom to carry out this assignment.

“We have absolute faith in the ongoing political process. All those who demand to know the details of the process should hold their peace,” he added.

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