VON DG Okechukwu begs Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu

Buhari and Nnamdi Kanu

Buhari and Nnamdi Kanu

Mr Osita Okechukwu, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to honor elder statesman Chief Mbazulike Amaechi with the release of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu.

Okechukwu made the appeal while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Sunday.

He also appealed to IPOB to support the Nigerian president of the Igbo extraction 2023 project.

He said:

“I join Ohaneze Ndigbo, eminent constitutional lawyer and Chairman, Igbo Leaders of Thought, Prof. Ben Nwabueze, and people of goodwill nationwide in commending President Muhammadu Buhari for accepting to consider the release of the held leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

“I also appeal to IPOB to support Nigeria President of Igbo extraction 2023 project. Methinks IPOB support will kill two birds with one stone,” Okechukwu, said.

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When asked if IPOB support for the Nigerian president of the Igbo extraction 2023 project was a precondition, for the release of Kanu, Okechukwu said:

“Capital No, it is not a precondition, all am saying is that Mr. President and a host of other Nigerians are silently in support of Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction 2023 project, but are wary and reticent of IPOB stance.

“Therefore, in my little opinion, IPOB support of our project will kill two birds with one stone,” Okechukwu said.

He explained that one stone was the release of Kanu, another was the return of economic activities in the South East and thirdly IPOB support will no doubt rekindle wider support for the Nigerian president of Igbo extraction 2023 project.

“My understanding of IPOB agitation is to end Igbo marginalization; if that’s the case then our 2023 Nigeria President of Igbo extraction will be the end of the civil war. Nigerians are waiting for IPOB to change gear,” he said.