- Calls for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is growing by the day especially in the southeast region of Nigeria
- Bianca Ojukwu, a former diplomat and wife of Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, has added her voice to the calls for Kanu's release
- The former ambassador said Kanu's release by the federal government would demonstrate Buhari’s magnanimity towards the southeast
Owerri - Former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Mrs. Ojukwu made the plea while speaking at the 10th memorial anniversary of her late husband and Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, organised in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Friday, November 26.
She urged the president to consider the plea made by some Igbo leaders during their recent visit to the State House, Abuja, asking for Kanu’s release.
According to her, Kanu's release would demonstrate Buhari’s magnanimity, adding that the clamour for secession is a direct consequence of perceived inequality in the distribution of resources and political appointments in the country.
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“Kanu’s release will further buttress President Buhari’s commitment to healing the wounds inflicted by the sense of marginalisation felt by the Igbo nation.”
Earlier in an address, Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor of Anambra, decried the use of violence in the quest for self-determination.
He implored the Igbo people to be united and fight diplomatically so as to achieve a set objective.
Southeast Leaders Hail IPOB for Cancelling Sit-at-Home
Recall that traditional and religious leaders from the southeast recently thanked IPOB for reiterating their cancellation of the sit-at-home orders on Mondays in the region.
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Spokesmen of the leaders; Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, His Grace, Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, His Grace Chibuzo Okpoko, among others, commended IPOB for listening to their appeal to call off the sit-at-home order.
They, however, stated that the difficulties experienced by lawyers of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in the Federal High Court should be addressed immediately by the federal government.
Mbaka Commends IPOB for Cancelling Mondays Sit-at-Home in Southeast
Similarly, the spiritual director, Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka commended IPOB for cancelling the Monday sit-at-home in the southeast region.
According to the popular Catholic priest, the weekly exercise was becoming a problem instead of a solution.
The priest also urged the federal government not to allow anything to happen to Kanu who is in the custody of the Department of State Services, noting that should anything untoward happen to him there would be more trouble for the country.