Warning! Why There Will Be No Peace In Igbo Land Until You Grant Presidential Pardon To Nnamdi Kanu, Ohanaeze Tells Buhari.. See Shocking Reasons

Leaders of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council has made a passionate plea to President Muhammadu Buhari to use his highly exalted office to intervene in the arrest order of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra,

An Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday ordered that the secessionist leader and gave a direction that his trial will proceed in his absence. Nnamdi Kanu is charged for offences relating to treasonable felony while the court also revokes the bail it granted him earlier.

In a swift turn of events, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and Secretary General, Okwu Nnabuike, in a press release on Saturday stated that such action might finally destrabilise the current fragile peace in the Igbo speaking South-East region.

The  Ohanaeze Ndigbo youths disclosed that the first arrest of the IPOB leader was marred by widespread instability and violence in the region while asking President Muhammadu Buhari to issue presidential pardon to Biafra agitators to show compassion to the igbo nation.

The statement read in part, “The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide received the pronouncement and re-arrest order of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, by a Federal High Court in Abuja with rude shock and disbelief.

“Weighing the implications of such action, it may destabilise the fragile peace that have returned to the southern part of Nigeria, especially the South-East and South-South after the sad experiences witnessed during his first arrest and subsequently the untimely death of innocent Igbo youths and women that characterised his first arrest and detention.

“And there is no need to escalate the tension already established in the South-East over the menace of herdsmen ravaging parts of Igboland. There is no need to compound our loss by allowing Nnamdi Kanu return now until Igbo Christians and Traditional leaders intervene in the process.

“We are pleading with President Buhari as the father of the nation to grant presidential pardon to Nnamdi Kanu, as a way of showing compassion to Ndigbo.’’

The Ndigbo group noted that there was no better time to re-unite all parts of the country than now.

In his reaction the counsel to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Barr Aloy Ejimakor stated that

“On the matter of revocation of Kanu’s bail and the consequent Order of bench warrant, I, Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, Counsel to one of the sureties and a Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, hereby issue the following this statement.

“The reports in the media quoting Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako as stating (when revoking Nnamdi Kanu’s bail on March 28, 2019) that the ‘three sureties who bailed Kanu had applied to the court to withdraw their suretyship’ is inaccurate.

“I should know because I represent one of the sureties and we never made such application or anything close to it.”

Ejimakor said that on the contrary, the sureties have been fighting to stay on as sureties while pointing to the army’s invasion of Kanu’s home as the sole and proximate reason for their inability to produce Kanu in Court.


He said, “That argument is still pending a hearing in a suretyship proceedings that was adjourned sine die at the time of the entry of the Order of bail revocation and the ensuing bench warrant.

“For the foregoing reasons, we are currently studying the record of proceedings of the said March 28 hearing to see whether it will be necessary for the sureties to file fresh processes to protect the integrity of their suretyship relationship with Nnamdi Kanu, which is still valid and subsisting.”




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