Ben Ezechime, Enugu
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has said that the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would reduce tension in the South-East region of Nigeria.
Iwuanyanwu said this during the visit of the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Dr Richard Montgomery, to Ohanaeze Ndigbo head office in Enugu State.
He described insecurity as the biggest problem facing the region presently, adding that this was being escalated by the continued detention of Kanu by the Federal Authorities.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has reviewed Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s case and has made a very strong appeal to the Federal Government to release him.
“Most criminal activities in the South-East including the sit-at-home order by unknown persons is under the excuse that Kanu is in detention.
“The Nigerian judiciary has deliberated on the case and made a declaration that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should be released.
“We have appealed to the government to release him because his release will reduce tension and insecurity in Igboland,” he said.
Iwuanyanwu said his administration as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide intended to tackle five-pronged areas to fast track the development of the region.
The areas include Education, Agriculture, Industrialisation, Electricity and Power.
Speaking, the High Commissioner assured Ohanaeze of the British Government’s support to partner with Ohanaeze in the development of the South-East.