Tinubu Gets Urgent Demand From Ohanaeze Ndigbo Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

Tinubu Gets Urgent Demand From Ohanaeze Ndigbo Over Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

  • Ohanaeze Ndigbo has expressed deep concern over IPOB's leader, Nnamdi Kanu's continued detention in DSS custody
  • In their fresh bid to meet with President Tinubu and discuss important issues bothering the southeast region, the group listed the release of Kanu as a top priority
  • Another demand to be tabled before Tinubu is the security of the region, a source disclosed

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, is planning to table key demands before President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Bola Tinubu, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB, South East
Ohanaeze Ndigbo wants Tinubu's government to secure the release of Nnamdi Kanu from DSS detention. Photo credit: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
Source: Facebook

As reported by The Nigerian Tribune, some of the demands include efforts to smoothen the southwest and southeast relationship.

According to a source, the group wants President Tinubu to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, who has been in detention since the days of the immediate past President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Speaking further, the source disclosed that the previous efforts by an amalgamation of groups, including political leaders, governors of the southeast states, and Ohanaeze, aimed at securing reprieve for Kanu had failed to yield results because of an apparent 'politicisation of the bid'.

However, the source hinted that a fresh bid to secure the release of Kanu, aside from attaining some collaborative measures with the federal government, was underway.

This comes after an aide of President Tinubu, Bayo Onanuga, reacted to reports that Governor Hope Uzodimma was blocking the release of Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma, denied playing a role in blocking the release of Nnamdi Kanu.

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During an interview on Channels TV's prime-time programme Politics Today on Thursday, November 9, Governor Uzodimma refuted these claims.

The Imo state governor revealed that he and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo were working behind the scenes to secure his release from the Department of State Security (DSS) custody.

Nnamdi Kanu: Court lifts ban on IPOB as terrorist group

Meanwhile, the Enugu state high court delivered a crucial judgment in favour of Nnamdi Kanu.

Justice A. O. Onovo, on Thursday, October 26, declared the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra by the Southeast Governors' Forum as illegal, unconstitutional, and null and void.

In his judgment, Justice Onovo agreed with Kanu and declared IPOB's proscription "unconstitutional and illegal."

Source: Legit.ng

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