The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has urged members of the proscribed secessionist group, Indigenous People of Biafra, to sheathe their swords and allow peace to reign in the South-East.
This is as Kanu in a Friday statement by his lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, urged his followers to be ‘circumspect’ because ‘the enemies were relentlessly exploiting vulnerable means to blackmail IPOB.’
Ohanaeze’s spokesperson, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, in an interview with our correspondent, also stated that some elders in the South-East led by the leader of Ohanaeze, Prof George Obiozor, were engaging with the president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to seek Kanu’s release.
He also begged IPOB members not to ruin the chances of the South-East in the pursuit of what he described as legitimate rights.
Some members of IPOB protested in Aba, Abia State, over the non-release Kanu by the Federal Government recently.
The protesters vowed not to allow the 2023 election to be held in the South-East if Kanu was not released and Biafra granted.
They urged Nigeria to forget the 2023 election in the region “if our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is still in DSS custody.”
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