President Muhammadu Buhari has reminded South-East leaders that the fate of Indigenous People of Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu will be decided by the court.
President Buhari stated this during a meeting with regional leaders at the New Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital.
Igbo elders have urged with Buhari to free Kanu and other Igbo youths detained across the country.
The Igbo leaders made the plea at a meeting with Buhari at the Executive Council Chambers of the New Government House in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State’s capital.
Eze Charles Mkpuma, Chairman of the South-East Traditional Rulers Council, read the address.
Buhari began a two-day working visit to Ebonyi on Thursday, with the commissioning of projects at King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu, according to various media outlets, including WITHIN NIGERIA.
The president’s plane touched down at Enugu’s Akanu Ibiam International Airport at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
At the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Buhari was greeted by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and a number of APC governors, including the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo and his Jigawa counterpart, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, were also on hand to greet the president in Ebonyi.
Before heading for Abuja on Friday, the president will complete his visit to Ebonyi with a closed-door meeting with South-East leaders in Abakaliki.
Buhari’s two-day business visit to Ebonyi, according to Ohanaeze, will kick-start the process of getting Nnamdi Kanu released.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has assured peace and security ahead of the anticipated presidential visit to Ebonyi State,” the statement stated.
“This is one among the resolutions passed in the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Elders council meeting on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 in Abakiliki.
“Despite his party’s declining fortunes and acceptance in the southeast in 2015 and 2019, President Muhammadu Buhari has been fair to Ndigbo with federal projects, despite the fact that his party’s fortunes and acceptance in the southeast declined in 2015 and 2019, but the Chairman of Southeast Governors and Ebonyi Governor, Engr Dave Nweze Umahi, has brought good tidings and paid huge sacrifices for Ndigbo to access the presidency and attract federal government’s projects and attention to the
“Prince Dr Richard Ozobu, who chaired over the Elders council, maintained that this is the ideal time for Igbo leaders from the southeast governors to meet with President Buhari and discuss the release of Ipob leader Mazi Nnamdi Kalu.”
“Ndigbo expectations are that such windows of opportunity must be fully utilized for positive results, as President Buhari will be warmly received by Ndigbo, and this will be one of Mr President’s most remarkable visits to the southeast, as we expect that the President’s two-day working visit to Ebonyi state will change the narratives that Buhari loves Ndigbo, and he will prove it by kick-starting the process that will release Nnamdi Kanu.”
“IPOB and other Biafra Agitators should keep their heads down and stick to the protocol that will allow them to free their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”
“Buhari’s visit will rekindle hopes for a Nigerian President of Igbo descent and the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We are aware that IPOB is aware that the process of freeing their leader is ongoing, and that their appropriate attitudes and actions are required to solidify Kanu’s release.”
“With an open mind, we welcome President Buhari to Ebonyi State and wish him a happy stay.”