On Wednesday, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the supreme Igbo social and cultural organization, urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to drop all charges against Nnamdi Kanu, the head of IPOB.
Ohanaeze issued the call following Sunday Adeyemo’s (also known as Igboho) recent release from prison in Benin Republic.
Remember that Ohanaeze begged Tinubu to free Kanu and convinced the government of the Benin Republic to set Igboho free on October 1st, 2023.
After being imprisoned for two years, Igboho was finally released by the Beninese government last week.
After escaping Nigeria and being declared sought by the Department of State Services, DSS, Igboho was apprehended and held in Cotonou.
While former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Professor Banji Akintoye, Professor Wole Soyinka, and Pa Ayo Adebanjo were all credited with helping to secure Igboho’s release, Ohanaeze’s factional Secretary-General Okechukwu Isiguzoro praised their unwavering contributions.
According to a statement released by Isiguzoro, their hard work has not been ignored. So Ohanaeze Ndigbo thanked them for their hard work and determination to see that justice was served.
To that aim, he advocated for Tinubu to release Kanu like Beninese President Patrice Talon.
Isiguzoro was adamant that freeing Kanu was necessary to preserve harmony and harmony in the country.
According to him, “We express our appreciation with President Patrice Talon of the Benin Republic for freeing Sunday Igboho through the intervention of Yoruba leaders and political people.
We think it’s time for President Tinubu to exhibit comparable goodwill by rescinding all charges against Nnamdi Kanu.
The current security issues facing our country will be addressed, and the release of Nnamdi Kanu will help restore peace in the Southeast region.
To quote the organization, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo firmly believes that granting Kanu his freedom will foster reconciliation and promote more harmonious coexistence among different ethnic groups in Nigeria.”