Ohanaeze to meet Tinubu over Nnamdi Kanu — Iwuanyanwu


The President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Emmanuel
Iwuanyanwu, has said the apex socio-cultural organisation of Igbo ethnic
nationality has plans to meet soon with President  Bola Ahmed Tinubu to canvass for the
immediate release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi


Iwuanyanwu made this known on Saturday during a courtesy
visit to the leadership of Supreme Council of Nigeria Traditional Rulers,
Southeast chapter led by the President, HRM Eze Iheanyichukwu Nwokenna of Abia
State, Vice President,  HRH Eze Dr Oliver
Ohanwe, the Obi Gburu Gburu of Igboland and Chief Host in his Glass House
Orji-Owerri office complex.


Iwuanyanwu stated that other ethnic groups in Nigeria have
sold the dummy of perceived fear of succession of the Igbo ethnic group to the
Federal Government, the Nation reports.


This he said has created the suspicion of every good
intention of the group before the government.


Quoting statistics, he said the Igbos are the real critical
stakeholders in Nigeria’s project as they own over 60 per cent of the
investments in the country.


H stated further that their investments and residential
identities spread across the nation, unlike other ethnic groups that invest and
reside only within their ethnic geographical location.

 “Your request
(Supreme Council of Nigeria Traditional Rulers, South East chapter) and
solidarity visit have reinvigorated my leadership intention to see President
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on issues concerning the Igbo ethnic group, more especially
the need to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu of IPOB. His continual detention is
escalating insecurity in the Southeast.


“Let us see when he’s released, any person or group that
will be instigating insecurity or crisis in Igboland using his name or
detention.  Some people and groups are
illegally feasting on his popularity and detention just to cause unnecessary
trouble and problems in the entire Southeast and for their own selfish
interests. There must be peace and stability in Igboland. Immediate release of
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will definitely restore sanity,” he said.


The Chief Host of the delegation, Eze Dr Oliver Ohanwe, the
traditional ruler of Isiama ancient kingdom in Isiala-Mbano LGA of Imo State
said their visit was to have a mutual collaborative partnership with the
leadership of the apex sociocultural organisation.


Ohanwe stated that his organisation’s foremost desire of
advocating for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a strategic means of
arresting insecurity in the region and the need to have a harmonious cultural
identity among the ethnic nationality.


He also disclosed plans to see President Tinubu, his
leadership team, and some eminent Nigerians concerning the continual
marginalisation of the ethnic group and the need to readdress the injustice
especially as it concerns the continual detention of  Mazi Nnamdi Kanu despite the court order for
his immediate release.


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