Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has demanded for Presidential Pardon for leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to attend burial of his parents, HRM Eze I O Kanu and wife in Afaraukwu Umuahia, Abia State.
Kanu’s parents are expected to be buried on February 14, in Abia state.
The group in a statement co-signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said that there’s nothing amiss if President Muhammadu Buhari in person or through high Power delegation attend and send Condolence Message to the people of Afaraukwu Umuahia on the Demise of their Paramount Ruler, HRM Eze Kanu and his wife.
The group said, ” We Appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari to consider the international damage it will affect to the reputation and image of Nigeria to the Outside World, as int’l Community are watching keenly to see if there will be any form of Human Rights violations and Abuses by Nigeria’s Military before, during and after the burial rites of the Igbo Paramount Ruler and His wife by next Weekend.
” we insists there’s no need for any provocative Action promoting Violence by Nigeria’s Military before, during and after the burial of HRM Eze Kanu, because Abia State is Calm and Secure, Buhari should pull out Military and accord the last respect for the late King by Granting permission and Presidential Pardon to Nnamdi Kanu to return and Bury his Parents according to Igbo tradition and Culture.
“There’s nothing amiss if President Muhammadu Buhari in person or through high Power delegation attend and send Condolence Message to the people of Afaraukwu Umuahia on the Demise of their Paramount Ruler, HRM Eze Kanu and his wife,as Such Presidential gesture will portray him as a good Father of the Nation, irrespective of the Self evident of Ipob’s stance on Self determination and injustice melted by systermatic structure against igbos after 50 years of Biafra War Civil, The Presidential Pardon to Nnamdi Kanu and release of other biafra agitators in detention and sending delegation to the burial will be applauded by both International Community and Nigerians at home, and will attract more respect for President Muhammadu Buhari,as Such Presidential gesture granted to Bashorun MKO Abiola, to appease the Yorubas should be applied now to restore more Confidence of igbos in these regime… what’s good to the goose is also good for the Gander.
” We salute Governor Okezie Ikpeazu for the kind gesture granted to the Afaraukwu Umuahia Community through the appeal made by The President General and the Prime Minister of the Community for a solid Road Construction for the community in preparation for the late Paramount Ruler HRM Eze Kanu and his wife burial, OYC Urge other South East Governors to rebuild the palace destroyed during the operation python Dance.
“We Urge Biafra agitators to slow down on any action that might attract negative story during the burial, there’s should be no display of biafra flags and Uniforms, protests and other things that might give Security agents the impetus to Wade in and wreak hovac during the burial.
” We console Ndigbo and Kanu Family on the Demise of the Paramount Ruler HRM Eze Kanu and his wife… May God grant them the fortitude to bear these irreplaceable loss.”