Kanu’s release, sacrosanct to restoration of peace, security in S’East – Obi
By Steve Oko
Founder and Spiritual Director of Zion Prayer Movement Outreach (ZPMO), Evangelist Chukwuemeka Obi, has declared that the release of the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is sacrosanct to the restoration of peace and security in South East geo-political zone.
The audacious Man of God and Philanthropist declared that anybody interested in ending the cycle of violence and killings in parts of South East, should facilitate Kanu’s release.
Evangelist Obi who made the declaration during his ministration in his church, appealed to South East Governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Igbo elite, to prioritize Kanu’s release if truly they want the restoration of peace in the region.
Lending his support on the clamour for political solution on the Kanu debacle, Evangelist Obi advised South East Governors to quickly engage the Federal Government on Kanu.
According to him, irrespective of whatever anybody feels, South East youths have lost confidence in their leaders and can only listen to Kanu, hence, his continued incarceration will be aggravating the insecurity in the zone.
” We cannot continue to pretend; all is not well. South East is now like a war zone. All our youths have run away because of insecurity.
” I lift up my hands and beg the South East Governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igbo Leaders to go and beg the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. I beg for Kanu’s release because I believe only that can bring peace to Igbo land.
” Nobody listens to anybody except Nnamdi Kanu. Whether or not we like it, it’s only Mazi Nnamdi Kanu that will speak, and everybody listens. If they release him Government will now be able to fish out those who hide under the umbrella of agitation to perpetrate evil in the zone”.
The cleric further lamented the destruction of the South East economy following the incessant sit-at-home protests sequel to Kanu’s continued detention, regretting that Ndigbo who naturally delight in visiting home during Christmas celebration, now dread going home due to insecurity.
” Ndigbo usually go home during Christmas but now everybody is afraid of visiting Igbo land. Igbo leaders should know that if things continue this way, very soon, we will have no place to call home.
” The Federal Government and South East Governors should know that for stability in the zone, you cannot take Nnamdi Kanu away. He remains the solution to the security crisis in the South East and parts of South South.
” The only thing I know that if it happens now tension will go down, and peace will return to South East is the release of Nnamdi Kanu. I, therefore, beg the Federal Government, to please release him for the sake of peace in the zone.”
The Imo State-born preacher and philanthropist, however, acknowledged the efforts of the South East Governors towards Kanu’s release but urged them to intensify efforts, adding that no meaningful progress will be recorded in their respective states under the current state of insecurity.
” Non of the Governors can make progress under insecurity. Only dialogue will solve this. I know the South East Governors are trying but let them do more. Let them go and tell the Federal Government that only Kanu’s release will guarantee the return of peace in the zone. They cannot remain in power for ever. One day they will leave office, and it’s only the legacy they leave that will speak for them.”
Wawa News Global had reported that various court judgments ordering the immediate and unconditional release of Kanu, but he has remained in a solitary confinement at the Abuja headquarters of the Department of State Services, DSS, since June 2021 when he was renditioned to Nigeria after his abduction in Kenya.
Although the Court of Appeal has also acquitted him of all 15 counts of treasonable felony preferred against him by the Federal Government, the Federal Government has refused to let him go.
Millions of his followers and South Easterners including the diaspora community, have remained resolute in their clamour and demand for his unconditional release.
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