The South-East National Assembly caucus, led by former Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has been praised by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, for their efforts to achieve Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom.
Ohanaeze issued a statement through its President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.
Senator Ekweremadu, he said, had showed a big heart by accepting this duty, notwithstanding what members of the Biafra-agitation group had done to him in Germany.
“We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to former Deputy Senate President, Chief Prof. Ike Ekweremadu, for rallying his colleagues to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s freedom.
“It represents a big heart, tolerance, and forgiveness.” We all remember what happened to the Senator in Germany, and how he was treated unfairly, but despite that, he is once again taking the lead to ensure that Nnamdi Kanu be released.
“He is a true parent, and we, along with his colleagues in the National Assembly, salute him in a unique way.
“We have always maintained that Nnamdi Kanu can only be freed through a political solution. The OYC is pleased that the caucus of the National Assembly has taken up the challenge.
“We call on the governors of the South-East, as well as religious and traditional leaders, to work together to ensure Kanu’s freedom as soon as possible. He should not, under any circumstances, be abandoned to his fate; he is ours,” he stressed.
Okwu, on the other hand, urged the IPOB leadership not to exacerbate regional tensions, emphasizing that “no amount of sit-at-home can bring Kanu out, only a political solution.” We’re only torturing ourselves by staying at home.
“Our economy, education, and security are all in peril right now. We fought a three-year war and employed violence, but it didn’t succeed, and I don’t think it will this time.
“Now is the moment for communication, negotiation, and consultation. You can’t be killing the people for whom you’re fighting. To this end, we urge IPOB to put an end to any violence in Anambra State, as they have stated that they are not involved. Instead, they should seek out those who are smearing their name.”
He expressed his condolences to the families of those killed recently in Anambra and Imo States, especially the Akunyili family, and urged those responsible to put an end to the murder.