Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has urged the Federal Government to immediately open a window of discussion with the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, said this on Thursday while reacting to Kanu’s acquittal by the Appeal Court.
He advised the Federal Government to “resist the temptation of appealing the Court verdict on the illegality associated with the abduction of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya and his illegitimate extradition to Nigeria.”
He added that the Federal Government “should be mature enough to know that Kanu’s victory is ‘a no victor no vanquished verdict’.
“The best way for the Federal Government to reconcile with Biafra agitators should be through dialogue, they should kick-off the process of reconciliation by not appealing Kanu’s victory. This will guarantee a window of opportunity for IPOB to dialogue with the Government. This is the rarest chance in history to end insecurity challenges in the South-East”.
The Ohanaeze scribe observed that this would be in line with President Buhari”s commitment to end insecurity and handover a more United Nigeria in 2023.
“Dialogue should be the next phase and options for the Federal Government to achieve peace in South-East, Igbo leaders are ready to accompany Kanu to Buhari for genuine dialogue, it’s up to the Federal Government to do the needful,” he assured.