The apex South-East socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has declared its readiness to sign an indemnity agreement for the Nigerian government for the release of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The organization also said that nothing would gladden the hearts of Igbo people than the unconditional freedom of the self-determination agitator.

The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, who spoke on the heels of the call by the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee interfacing with security agencies on the spate of insecurity in Isiukwuato/Umunnochi federal constituency of Abia State, called for Kanu to be released unconditionally, saying the move was part of efforts to address security challenges in the South-East.

According to Daily Sun, the Chairman of the ad-hoc committee, Obinna Aguocha, stated at the investigative hearing organized by the panel in Abuja, that addressing security challenges in the zone would begin with government’s adherence to the rule of law, justice and inclusion of the zone in the Nigeria project.

Ogbonnia expressed gratitude to the federal legislators for realizing that without security there could never be progress, pointing out that the group had continued to push for Kanu’s release to restore peace and security in the zone.

“Realizing that the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu is something that Ohanaeze has been talking about, so there is nothing that will delight Iwuanyanwu much more than releasing Nnamdi Kanu because that has been the stand of Ohanaeze.

“Whatever is the issue we will handle it diplomatically and politically. Political solution will solve the problem. Continuous incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu does not help matters because it helps to create tension in the South East and increase the insecurity in the region.

“Two points I am trying to make. One is to thank them and secondly to respond to the call made by Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu to release Nnamdi Kanu. The third one is that we are prepared to guarantee that Nnamdi Kanu will be of the required conduct,” the Ohanaeze spokesman stated.


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