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Ohanaeze demands Aba State, amnesty for Kanu as Buhari visits southeast



The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has made calls for forward of President Muhammadu Buhari’s go to to Imo state.

Imo Governor, Hope Uzodinma had knowledgeable that President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to go to the state on Thursday, to fee important initiatives.

Nevertheless, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in an announcement issued to DAILY POST on Tuesday by its Secretary-Basic, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro referred to as on the President to implement the Professor Chigozie Ogbu, led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Committee report on State creation.

The Committee had advisable the creation of Aba State from the current Abia, as equalization and sixth state for the southeast, as a legacy reward for Ndigbo.

Ohaneze mentioned revisiting that suggestion shall be a uncommon alternative for President Buhari to appease the southeast like the way in which he used June twelfth to appease southwestern Nigeria as Democracy Day.

The group famous that it might guarantee a stability of the equation and convey lasting political stability in each aspect of governance of Nigeria.

Ohaneze lamented that the southeast area had endured large marginalization from successive governments because the inception of current democracy within the nation.

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Ohanaeze additional requested Buhari to grant presidential amnesty to all Prisoners of Conscience, significantly the detained chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and all different pro-Biafra agitators held in varied safety amenities throughout states of the federation.


In keeping with the very best group in Igbo land, “the President ought to grant presidential pardon to all pro-Biafra agitators and the chief of the IPOB, Kanu, from there, the truce will start in the direction of addressing the calls for of the successionist teams throughout the Igbo land because it predominantly pertains to the continued marginalization of the Igbo race within the Nigeria scheme of issues.

“The presidential amnesty would douse the strain necessitated from the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu and different pro-Biafra agitators detained in safety formations throughout the federation. The go to of President Muhammadu Buhari to the southeast zone will turn out to be important and extremely appreciative of the president involves Imo state within the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria, and look into these points critically and holistically

“Now we have the least states within the nation. Recall {that a} committee on State creation was arrange by the nationwide physique of Ohanaeze ndigbo and was chaired by the present Vice-Chancellor of Ebonyi State College, Professor Chigozie Ogbu, submitted its report which advisable the creation of Aba state to make sure structural balancing, we demand from the President that that report must be carried out, as a result of, it can go alongside means in addressing a few of the challenges going through the southeast.

Ohanaeze ndigbo additional regretted that no Igbo man could possibly be seen within the present Nigeria settings occupying delicate and juicy positions, including that a few of the components contributed to the myriads of separatist agitations within the Igbo land which it maintained should focus on and discover the lasting finish.

”This constitution of calls for will right the faulty messages that President Buhari’s go to to Imo State is an alleged endorsement of open grazing routes and a part of the Fulanilazation of the South, Ohaneze mentioned

The Pan Igbo socio-cultural group additionally warned some miscreants who would wish to foment violence through the presidential go to to remain clear, relatively than resorting to Sit at dwelling and violence, Ndigbo ought to imbibe the Igbo cultural ancestry and norms of welcoming guests with warmed reception.

In keeping with the Ohanaeze, “we heard intelligence stories that some miscreants had deliberate to embarrass the President and his delegation through the go to in Imo. We warn the miscreants to not pelt stones and sachet water on our guests, safety businesses will deal ruthlessly to anybody or any group of individuals that engages in such immoral act.

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