Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze, on Friday urged the Federal Government to arraign the abducted leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, on October 21, 2021 or risk further threats to the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State.
Kanu was abducted from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi by Kenyan security agents and handed over to their Nigerian counterparts for onward delivery to Abuja.
He appeared in court only once and has not been seen since then.
The situation has caused palpable tension in the South-East, with threats to the Anambra governorship election.
In a statement, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has warned the Federal Government to quit playing the ostrich and arraign Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on 21st October 2021in Abuja High Court as a result of ending up the pandemonium and chaos being witnessed in the southeast, ” the practical steps to ensure peaceful Anambra Guber elections, devoid of any kind of violence and chaotic uneasiness, is for FG to produce Nnamdi Kanu to face his trials in court without further delay “.
We are ashamed to admit that some of the South-East Governors are now spokesmen for the Presidential Villa. Their public postures and assertions depicted cajolery to the traditional norms and cultural heritage of what IGBO is known for,”
We are embarrassed by the way these governors grant interviews without any consideration of the negative impacts and consequences of their utterances to the public. These shows of shame must end instantly”.
We are disgusted by the discovery through the Governor of Anambra, Willie Obiano that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in the know or approved of the Presidential threats to declare a state of emergency in Anambra, ” Our suspicion is reinforced by these findings, there are also the possibilities that President Buhari is not aware of the wavering, in the arraignment of Nnamdi Kanu in court, and the office of Attorney General should dispute the facts that the office had not been hijacked for rogue operations against the southeast”.
If the Federal Government fails to produce Nnamdi Kanu in court on 21st October 2021, subsequently, it will be a breeding ground for various reasons why Anambra elections might be marred with irregularities and violence, FG should comprehend that these false impressions are given to them in pretences by their few errand- boy Governors over being in charge of the southeast are subterfuges and farces and have been flawed in their ineptitude to end up the IPOB Sit-At-Home.”