- A former president-general of Aka Ikenga, Goddy Uwazuruike, says the continued detention of the IPOB leader by the government has conferred a hero’s status on Nnamdi Kanu
- Uwazuruike calls for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu
- The Aka Ikenga former president urges Nigerians to join calls for the release of Nnamdi Kanu
A former president-general of the Igbo Think Tank Tank group, known as Aka Ikenga, Goddy Uwazuruike, has said President Muhammadu Buhari has transformed the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from a nobody to a hero.
Uwazuruike who made the statement over the weekend said the continued detention of the IPOB leader by the government has conferred a hero’s status on Nnamdi Kanu, Daily Post reports.
He said “If an individual on his way to work finds a man beating his child on account of disobedience, and the child is still sighted serving the same punishment in the evening, what would the passer-by tell the father? Of course he would wade in and say: ‘this is enough, stop it. It is enough."
“Who was Nnamdi Kanu before now? He was nobody. But suddenly during this detention, after various court have discharged him, he has become somebody. By government’s action, it has made him an authority.
“Remember some years ago, leader of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Chief Gani Adams, was arrested, just like the late NADECO leader, Chief Abraham Adesanya. But it got a stage that people shouted ‘Leave these people alone."
NAIJ.com learnt that Uwazuruike also called for the immediate release of Kanu, insisting that enough is enough.
The former president-general Aka Ikenga said Nnamdi Kanu is not a threat to anybody.
..You have him in prison for owing a radio station but his detention has not stopped the radio station to stop broadcasting.”
On why the call is being made at this time, he said: “It is never too late to say the truth, even at the point of death."
He called Nigerians to join other eminent persons like Prof Soludo, Prof Utomi and some governors who have called for Nnamdi Kanu to be released.
"If people are charged for treason because they spoke about injustice and oppression, then they are labeled enemies of the state, then you know what kind of government that is,” he said.
Meanwhile, John Nnia Nwodo, the president-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has alleged that the federal government is terrorising people of the South East region.
Nwodo made the claim while reacting to the continuous detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
Speaking with Vanguard, Nwodo asked why the federal government is refusing to obey court orders to release Kanu while no member of Islamic terrorist group, Boko Haram is been made to face trial for their
In the NAIJ.com video below, Nnamdi Kanu accuses the DSS of detaining Nigerians for years without trial.