Apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as he leaves office on May 29.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo urged Buhari to release Kanu as his parting gift to Nigerians.
Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze’s Secretary-General, said if the Federal Government can grant pardon to Boko Haram members, then Kanu should be released.
In a statement he signed, Isiguzoro said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Muhammadu Buhari for the unconditional release of the incarcerated IPOB Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as a parting gift to Nigerians.
“Surely, if Boko Haram terrorists, who took up arms against the Nigerian state can be pardoned and rehabilitated, releasing the IPOB leader is not too much to ask for.”
Isiguzoro also urged Igbos to support the Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate Peter Obi, in reclaiming his mandate through legal means.
“Ndigbo should resolutely support the Labour Party, LP, Presidential candidate, Peter Obi in recovering his mandate through legal instruments, and we commend Nigerians, of all ages, from across the country who have continued to support him as he strives to reclaim his Pan-Nigerian mandate in order to move our beloved Nigeria “from consumption to production,” he said.