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Negotiations with FG at advanced stage –Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘release’

Negotiations with FG at advanced stage –Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks on Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘release’

Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has claimed that the chief of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, could quickly be launched as negotiations on a political answer between the Federal authorities and Igbo leaders are actually at a sophisticated stage.


In June, Kanu was introduced again to Nigeria from Kenya for trial.

Kanu has since been rearraigned for his trial on costs bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, illegal possession of firearms and administration of an illegal society however his detention has led to a collection of unrests within the South east with IPOB declaring a ‘sit-at-home’ each week.

Last week, Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami stated the FG was open to political answer for the discharge of Kanu and the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho).


 Ohanaeze Ndigbo now says there’s a joint physique comprising South East Council of Traditional Rulers, the representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops, members of House of Representatives, governors, ministers, conventional rulers and officers of the British High Commission in Nigeria as a part of a wider crew assembly with related authorities companies.


This comes regardless of warnings by the authorized counsel to the IPOB chief, Aloy Ejimakor, that no negotiation would happen on behalf of his shopper if he’s nonetheless in jail, evaluating his state of affairs to that of the late Nelson Mandela.


An announcement by Ohanaeze Ndigbo along side Most Rev. Anthony Obinna, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe and Most Rev. Chibuzo Raphael Opoko reads partially: 

“This physique, subsequently, eagerly awaits the concrete steps that may be taken on this regard.

“The joint physique is relieved that the Anambra State gubernatorial election was performed with none main incidents or breach of the peace. It additionally commends the folks of Anambra State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the safety forces, the National Peace Committee, and all the opposite actors who contributed to the profitable conduct of the election.


“The joint physique is very disturbed by the persistent complaints by the IPOB authorized crew concerning the difficulties it encounters in coping with the Department of State Services (DSS) and, particularly, the unhappy occasions which occurred throughout Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s look in court docket final Wednesday, November 10. This physique urges the court docket to affirm the elemental rights of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, his attorneys, and different stakeholders. Failure to take action would lend weight to the suspicion in some quarters of a deliberate secret trial, in addition to neutralise all of the efforts being made to determine peace within the South East.


“The joint body acknowledges the roles played  by various other Igbo organisations and groups in fostering peace in the South East zone and calls on all to sustain the current effort until true peace, based on justice and equity, is achieved in our land.”


Also a brand new report by the Daily Sun on Monday, November 15, says the negotiating crew has reached out to Malami and “await a feedback on a possible face-to-face meeting. “

“If the meeting is successful, the minister would arrange for a final meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is expected to give a nod for the release of Kanu if certain conditions are met.”


However, the report does not reveal the situations given by authorities companies to the negotiating crew from the South East .



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