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Ohanaeze warns S’East govs against frustrating Kanu’s release



The Chidi Ibeh-led faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has issued a stern warning to South East governors against politicizing the proposed out-of-court settlement for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

In a statement from Abakaliki, Ohanaeze Secretary General Okechukwu Isiguzoro cautioned that any governor or politician attempting to derail the Kanu/Federal Government negotiations will face sanctions from the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization. He accused certain political elites in the National Assembly of masquerading as patriots to exploit the situation for personal gain, neglecting the true goal of securing Kanu’s release.

The group emphasized that the Federal High Court’s decision to adjourn proceedings until September 2024, urging both parties to pursue negotiations under Section 17 of the High Court Act, has rekindled hope for justice and reconciliation. However, Isiguzoro warned of “discord and self-serving agendas” among some South East governors and political elites, who may obstruct Kanu’s path to freedom for their benefit.

Additionally, Isiguzoro condemned criminals posing as Biafra agitators, such as Simon Ekpa, for exacerbating the region’s security challenges through violence and criminality.

As optimism grows around the potential settlement, Ohanaeze remains vigilant against any attempts to undermine the process, prioritizing justice and peace for the South East region.