In response to the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the National Publicity Secretary of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alex Ogbonnia, has stated that the Igbo socio-cultural group will not remain mute.
According to Punch, Ogbonnia stated on Friday that the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has been meeting to address the problem of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, but they would not reveal the specifics of their conversations to the public.
Kanu, who is facing an 11-count treason, treasonable crime, and terrorist charge, among others, skipped bail and fled Nigeria in 2017.
Recall that the Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Ogunwusi, appointed a 28-member committee comprised of prominent South-West personalities to investigate the arrest of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, commonly known as Sunday Igboho, and other South-West-related problems.
Some opponents blasted South-East Asian leaders for supposedly not doing enough to support Kanu.
In response, the Ohanaeze spokesperson insisted that Igbos were unified.
He stated, “The Igbo are gathering; we’re just not publicizing it.” We meet and come to an agreement on next actions. The Igbo elders gathered and instructed Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe to act as a guarantee for Nnamdi Kanu when he required one.
“When his trial began, the Ohanaeze also supplied him with legal services. To ensure Nnamdi Kanu’s fair trial, we formed a legal team led by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide’s National Legal Adviser and prominent Igbo leaders to monitor the legal processes throughout the trial.”
“We are not mute on Nnamdi Kanu’s problems; we have been meeting,” Ogbonnia said. We are not silent because Ohaeneze and other Igbo elders have convened.
“We are a people that stand together. The Igbo are one of the world’s most unified tribes. I don’t want anyone to distort the Igbos’ view on Nnamdi Kanu. We have been having discussions to ensure that Nnamdi Kanu is not left orphaned. We don’t want it to look like we abandoned Nnamdi Kanu. We’ve been meeting to discuss possible solutions to the problem.”
Kanu is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.