Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, has accused the Arewa Consultative Forum, (ACF) and Northern Elders of being behind Buhari’s refusal to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
They stated this in a statement issued by the Chidi-Ibeh led Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide and signed by the Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro in Abakaliki Ebonyi State capital.
Buhari had during his live interview on Channels TV, recently insisted that Kanu must pay for his utterances, despite pleas from Igbo leaders that for the release of Kanu.
The group noted that Nnamdi Kanu’s trials will bring an untold tragedy of tensions and disastrous violence to the southeast, stating that they had foretold in their new year message that Kanu will not be released by the federal government because of evidence of infighting, misguided assertions, and utterances of the southeastern leaders and IPOB.
Adding; “We have instructed Ndigbo that 2022 will be a tougher year than the previous year for the southeast but the natural forces will turn out to favor Ndigbo and make them triumph in the face of this disaster.
“There is always a silver lining in every thunderstorm, there’s a lot of opportunities in every crisis, the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu will bring good tidings for the southeast and prepare him to step into the shoes of the next leader of Ndigbo”.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide had foretold that Nnamdi Kanu will not be released by Federal Government in the 2022 New Year message to Ndigbo, because of evidence of infighting, misguided assertions, and utterances of the southeastern leaders and IPOB.
“We keep warning that the approach, missteps, assertions and infighting in the camp of IPOB and amongst Igbo leadership will derail the proposed release of Nnamdi kanu through diplomatic efforts, those dispatched to initiate the procedure of the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu changed course and seized the opportunity of being saddled with the burden and responsibilities for their immediate considerations and gains. Many people around him and Igbo political leaders are secretly benefiting from the president’s nonchalant posture of not applying the political solution for kanu”.
“The Arewa Consultative Forum and Northern Elders Forum are behind President Buhari’s refusal to grant Nnamdi Kanu a political solution with evil intend to disorganize and put the southeast in blazes ahead of the 2023 Presidency.
On state creation the group stated; “Ohanaeze Ndigbo uses this medium to notify President Buhari that the issue of state creation has been decided and will be presented to the President through the official channels. Ndigbo have agreed that Aba state is the most viable state amongst others based on the Ohanaeze committee on state creation. Igbo leadership had followed the laid down procedures and arrived that the creation of Aba state is the desired aspirations of Ndigbo”.