Nigerian Politics

Nnamdi Kanu’s release’ll diminish Simon Ekpa, Peter Obi’s popularity – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

×

Nnamdi Kanu’s release’ll diminish Simon Ekpa, Peter Obi’s popularity – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Share this article

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, will diminish the popularity of self-acclaimed Biafra agitator, Simon Ekpa and the Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

Ohanaeze argued that Kanu’s release will consign Ekpa’s activities in the Southeast to the “annals of history.”

Factional Secretary-General of Ohanaeze, Isiguzoro Okechukwu, said in a statement that Kanu’s release would have significant implications for the political landscape in the South-East.

The group’s statement read, “It has come to our attention that certain mischievous Igbo political elites and deviant opportunists are attempting to take undue credit for Nnamdi Kanu’s potential release.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges President Tinubu not to entertain any visits or demands from these individuals, as the credit for Kanu’s release should solely be attributed to him.

“We emphasise that the effects of Nnamdi Kanu’s release will gradually diminish the rising popularity of both Peter Obi and Simon Ekpa in the Southeast.

“Additionally, from a security perspective, Ekpa’s disruptive activities and terrorist tendencies in the Southeast will be consigned to the annals of history.”

The Igbo group urged President Bola Tinubu to remain resolute in his decision-making process regarding Kanu’s release.

“We assure him that the Igbo nation stands behind him, and we trust that he will handle this matter with utmost care and consideration,” the statement added.