South East elders have revealed that they are working towards the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
This was revealed by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the chairman of the Elders Council of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Iwuanyanwu said in an interview with newsmen at his Orji Glass House resident in Owerri, that the elders would not give up until the Federal Government of Nigeria frees the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), even unconditionally.
According to Iwuanyanwu, “I reassure the youth on behalf of the elders that they won’t be victimized for attending the summit. The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Elders Council has already been working nonstop to secure Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s unconditional freedom. We won’t stop till he is released; we won’t let up. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and several of his supporters, including Mazi Simon Ekpa, are anticipated to attend the Peace Conference in person or send a delegate. Since it is for the South East that we are recognized, we require complete peace
Iwuanyanwu urged the agitating groups to sheath their swords and embrace dialogue with pertinent Igbo groups like the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and South East Governors Forum for peace to reign supreme in the region, especially during the general elections.
Iwuanyanwu expressed regret over the killing of innocent people, arson attacks and the destruction of private and public property by some unnamed groups in the South East, claiming that such despicable situations pose danger, pain, agony, suffering, impedes social and economic advancement and has negative impacts on the entire Igbo population.
”I humbly appeal to all parties to lay down their weapons and accept a cease-fire to allow elections to take place in the South East without any bloodshed, he said.
“I am the father of youths in Igbo land. I am the Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo. I am the Grand Patron of nearly all youth organizations in Igbo land.
“We will organize a Peace Summit after the elections, giving Igbo the chance to come in person or through a representative to air their grievances so that we can all collectively find a solution and work together to create a new Igbo land based on peace, love, prosperity, and progress.”