Ohaneze Ndigbo, an apex socio-cultural Igbo group, has again appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and other Igbos in prison.
The group made the call at an emergency meeting held in Enugu state on Thursday.
Speaking on behalf of the group, the President General, Professor George Obiozor, noted that the release of Nnamdi Kanu and other Igbos in detention was important for the sake of national unity.
Relying on the need for the government to work out ways to douse the tension in the country especially in the South East region, Obiozor said the continued detention of their son is an onslaught on equity and fairness.
“We appeal to Mr President to go for a political solution and try to release our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other Igbos in detention across the country. We seek healing, national unity and progress on the platform of justice, equity, fairness and sense of belonging for Nigerians.”
The sociocultural group also re-echoed its unequivocal demand for the next president of Nigeria to come from the South East in 2023, adding that anything short of that violates the principle of rotation technique on which Nigeria’s democracy is based.