A group identified as Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged President Buhari to make sure IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu is presented in court on October 21 for his trial.
Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the federal government must present Nnamdi Kanu in court in other for him to prove his innocence in the court of law and before the people of Nigeria.
The message of the Igbo group is contained in a letter, signed and sent to the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari.
The leader read party ” We stands on a firm wicket to proclaim that the agitation and youth restiveness in the South East of Nigeria is simply a reaction or an effect or the consequences of an orchestrated alienation by the federal government over the years. ”
” The theory of causality quickly reminds us that a phenomenon or a chain of phenomena contributes to the production of other forms of phenomena; where the cause is partly responsible for the effect. ”
” Not until some of the issues of obvious injustice against the Igbo are seen to be addressed, the chains of catastrophe that threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria may well- nigh be inevitable. History shows that it is extremely difficult to have peace amidst injustice. ”
” Emphatically, we need not look elsewhere to know that IPOB is simply an exponent of Igbo collective sentiments and predicaments in our tortuous journey and an unquantifiable sacrifice for one Nigeria. ”
” We consider the use of dialogue and political solution as the only workable option open to the presidency and indeed all men and women of goodwill that desire peace and sustainable growth for Nigeria. ”
” President of MACBAN, Alhaji Muhammad Kiruwa, also lauded the federal government for mulling such an important interaction; according to Kiruwa, ” this is the first of its kind in the history of this country, for the president to direct his security aides to interact with an aggrieved party to air its views. ”
” The Internet shows the global rating of Miyetti Allah as a terrorist group, yet the federal government has met with the body in search of peace. ”
” Also, during the time of President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, the Niger Delta was at the peak of youth restiveness and Yar’ Adua opened a channel for dialogue and the matter was over. ”
” President Goodluck Jonathan, during his incumbency, had set up a committee commonly referred to as the Presidential Committee on Dialogue with Boko Haram, an initiative which has been sustained by President Buhari administration. ”
” As of today, Governors in the North have openly demonstrated their desire for dialogue with dreaded groups terrorizing their regions; the videos clips abound. ”
” Due on the foregoing, the Ohanaeze structures, including the Council of Elders, Council of Traditional Rulers, the Igbo Governors, Igbo NASS members, government officials, Archbishops and the Clergy, stakeholders, youth and women wings, town union, etc are ready for a meaningful dialogue with the federal government of Nigeria on a plethora of challenges facing the Igbo nation and Nigeria. Our core objective is a sense of belonging in a country anchored on equity, justice, and fairness. “