Allow Kanu to address Ndigbo before election, Ohanaeze begs FG
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, has appealed to president Muhammadu Buhari to allow the embattled leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to address the people of South-East before the 2023 General Elections.
The passionate appeal was made in a statement by the Secretary-General of the sociocultural group, Mazi Okechukwu.
Okechukwu said the killings in the South-East will minimize if Buhari permits the separatist leader to address Nigerians.
Speaking on the activities of gunmen linked to Ekpa, a Finland based rogue, the Okechukwu reiterated his stance on a plot to destabilise the 2023 elections in the South-East through Mr Ekpa.
He said, “This madness of sit-at-home and incessant killings and insecurity we are witnessing in the Southeast can be traced to the continuous incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu, which Simon Ekpa is taking undue advantage of.
“Ekpa is an opportunist, fame and fortune seeker who saw the window and lapses of Kanu’s detention as an opportunity for him to venture into his journey of amassing wealth from politicians and destroying the people of the South-East.
“The only cure to this madness of Simon Ekpa is a passionate appeal to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to allow the leader of IPOB to address Ndigbo possibly this February before the elections, because there is a grand conspiracy by some external enemies of Ndigbo, and they are using Ekpa to shortchange and ensure that there is an election boycott in the South-East.
“The only cure to this Ekpa’s madness is for Buhari to allow Kanu, even if it’s a five-minute broadcast because Kanu has continued to say through his lawyers that these killings and insecurity in the Southeast should end.
The activities of unknown gunmen instigated by Ekpa should end, and why there has been no effect on those messages is that the people doubt if those messages are from Nnamdi Kanu.
“So, in order to have a peaceful election, the Federal Government should give Nnamdi Kanu a five-minute broadcast to talk to the people of the Southeast; this would end Ekpa and his madness.”