As part of efforts to maintain peace and put end to killings in the South eastern part of Nigeria, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has appealed to the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to ensure the release of Biafra leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Iwuanyanwu, made this known during the grand finale of the 2023 Igbo Day celebration held at Michael Okpara Square, Independent layout in Enugu State.
He said his appeal was predicated on the fact that Kanu was discharged and acquitted of all the charges against him by the Appeal Court.
Iwuanyanwu said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo has carefully reviewed Nnamdi Kanu’s case and we cannot find any just reason why he cannot be released.
“Ohanaeze has for several months pleaded with the federal government to release him.
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“I hereby once again on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide make an appeal to the federal government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, more so when courts of competent jurisdictions in Nigeria have declared him innocent”.
“As the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, I consider myself a father and it pains me so much when my children are killed on a daily basis.
“It pains me when most of them have both their lives and livelihood destroyed. I will appeal to the federal government that in view of the fact that over two years, this situation has persisted, we need to adopt a non-kinetic approach.
“I strongly believe that if Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released and a non-kinetic approach is adopted, we will be able to reduce and even stop the unnecessary killings and destruction of lives and property,” he said.