Engr Chidi Ibeh, led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Monday, appealed to the Southeast Governors Forum to forgive Nnamdi Kanu and facilitate his release.
In a press statement by the Secretary-General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, he urged governors from the zone to look at the bigger picture of what the consequences of the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu will bring to zone immediately after his retrial begins on 26th July 2021.
He said the compliance of Kanu’s supporters to the earlier Ohanaeze’s advice to shun any form of protests and processions across the region, may not last any longer.
“We can no longer afford to keep his supporters from hitting the streets immediately after his retrial starts up. This is not the time for accusations and counter-accusations, we appeal to southeastern Governors to explore the harmonious relationships between them and President Buhari to secure a soft landing for the detained Ipob leader for the sustainability of peaceful atmosphere that just returned to the zone”.
“The previous Nnamdi Kanu’s rantings and insults heaped on southeast Governors and Igbo elders were unbearable but the best way to forgive Nnamdi Kanu is to secure his release.
“We have implicit confidence that the continuous silence of the Governors is golden, as I we believe that backstage activities and negotiations are going on quietly without much noise. What is required now is the release of Nnamdi Kanu through out of court settlement” he noted.