Ohanézè Ndígbo Youth Council Worldwide (OYC) on yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant presidential pardon to the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) Chief, Nnamdi Kanu to permit him enter the nation to attend his mother and father burial.
This suggestion was made in a joint assertion by the OYC President Common, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Secretary, Okwu Nnabuike.
Kanu has been on self-exile since 2017 when the Military invaded his Umuahia nation residence throughout operation Python Dance.
His mother and father who died final 12 months are to be buried subsequent weekend. His father, Eze I. Ọ. Kanu was till his loss of life, the standard ruler of his Afaraukwu neighborhood, Umuahia, Abia State.
There are reviews of navy presence across the neighborhood because the announcement of the late Kanus’ burial. OYC expressed fear over the reviews of the continued navy presence within the space and known as for his or her withdrawal.
The group stated such presence might additional harm the picture of the Buhari administration within the eyes of the worldwide neighborhood.
The group stated: “Ohaneze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide is fearful in regards to the navy Presence at Kanu’s Village,Afaraukwu Umuahia, Abia State few days to the burial of Eze I. O. Kanu and his spouse.
“We enchantment to President Muhammadu Buhari to think about the worldwide harm it’s going to trigger to the repute and picture of Nigeria to the surface world, because the worldwide neighborhood is keenly watching to see if there can be any type of human rights violations and abuses by the Nigerian navy earlier than, throughout and after the burial rites of the Igbo paramount ruler and his spouse subsequent weekend.
“OYC insists there’s no want for any provocative motion selling violence by Nigerian navy earlier than, throughout and after the burial of Eze Kanu, as a result of Abia State is calm and safe.
“Buhari ought to pull out the navy and accord the final respect for the late King by granting permission and presidential pardon to Nnamdi Kanu to return and bury his mother and father in line with Igbo custom and tradition”.
OYC additionally urged the President to attend or ship a delegation to the burial of the IPOB chief’s late mother and father. The group stated such gesture as a presidential pardon to Nnamdi Kanu, launch of different Biafra agitators in detention and sending delegation to the burial can be applauded by each the worldwide neighborhood and Nigerians at residence, and can entice extra respect for President Muhammadu Buhari the identical method because the presidential gesture granted to the late MKO Abiola.