Ohanaeze Set To Meet President Tinubu Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

An Igbo group known as Ohanaeze Ndigbo has revealed its intention to hold discussions with President Bola Tinubu in an effort to advocate for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the President of Ohanaeze, made this announcement during a visit to the leadership of the Supreme Council of Nigeria Traditional Rulers, Southeast chapter, led by HRM Eze Iheanyichukwu Nwokenna of Abia State at his Glass House Orji-Owerri office complex on Saturday.

Iwuanyanwu explained that the planned meeting with the president is primarily focused on addressing various concerns affecting the people of the South East geo-political zone.

He emphasized that the effort to secure the release of the secessionist leader from the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) has become imperative due to the deteriorating security situation in the region.

Furthermore, he pointed out that there are individuals who are misusing Kanu’s name and his detention to carry out illicit activities in the region, asserting that these individuals are driven by their own self-interest.

“Your request (Supreme Council of Nigeria Traditional Rulers, South East chapter) and solidarity visit have reinvigorated my leadership intention to see President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on issues concerning the Igbo ethnic group, more especially the need to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB. His continual detention is escalating insecurity in the Southeast.

“Let us see when he’s released, any person or group that will be instigating insecurity or crisis in Igboland using his name or detention.

“Some people and groups are illegally feasting on his popularity and detention just to cause unnecessary trouble and problems in the entire Southeast and for their own selfish interests. There must be peace and stability in Igboland.

“Immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will definitely restore sanity,” he said.