The Federal Government has been urged by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to unconditionally free Nnamdi Kanu in memory of several Igbo elders who recently passed away.
In a statement posted on Saturday, IPOB made the appeal in memory of Professor George Obiozor, former vice president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, and Dr. Joel Kroham, who passed away on December 26 and August 30, 2022, respectively.
The organization requested the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to pay tribute to the late elder statesmen because they made efforts to seek Kanu’s release when they were still alive.
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Speaking on behalf of IPOB, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, who passed away on November 1, 2022, headed a delegation to Buhari to plead with him for the government to respect Kanu, according to the statement she signed.
“We, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu commiserate with the families of the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Professor George Obiozor, and Dr Joel Kroham who died after brief illnesses,” the statement said.
“Igbo family has lost two irokos who have kept shade over their people. IPOB has lost people who have been working and speaking during their lifetime, urging the federal government of Nigeria to release Nnamdi Kanu.
“The movement also worked closely with Late Elder Amaechi Mbazuluike, who died on November 1st, 2022.
“Ndi Igbo has lost some great leaders within the last two months. These men demanded that Buhari and his APC government release Kanu. We continue to urge the Nigerian government to release Kanu because of these great men who are now in the bosom of the Lord,” IPOB stated.
“Ndigbo will be very grateful if the Federal Government of Nigeria releases Nnamdi Kanu for peace to reign in the land of the Rising Sun.
“We asked God Almighty who lives in Heaven to give the families fortitude to bear these great losses to their families,” it added.
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