‘Lasting Peace in South-East is Dependent on Nnamdi Kanu’s Release’ – Ogah

A Member representing Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Amobi Ogah, has said that the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is crucial for achieving lasting peace in the South East geopolitical zone.

The Labour Party Rep., while speaking to journalists at his Onuaku Uturu country home, expressed confidence that Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu would heed calls for a political resolution to Kanu’s incarceration.

He highlighted the serious concerns of South East National Assembly members regarding the detrimental impact of Kanu’s prolonged detention on the lives and economy of the zone.

Hon. Ogah appealed to Tinubu to intervene, echoing similar sentiments made by the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which had requested Kanu’s release as a “Christmas gift to Ndigbo.”

Drawing attention to the potential solution, Ogah discussed the South East Development Commission Bill, asserting that its enactment into law would address the root causes of agitation and tension in the region.

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Also, he advocated for amnesty for those involved in the unrest, urging them to abandon violence and embrace peace for the collective benefit.

The lawmaker emphasized the unity of the South East caucus at the National Assembly in their efforts to secure Kanu’s freedom and rebuild the region’s economy.

He encouraged youths and stakeholders to support the upcoming summit on the revitalization of the South East economy scheduled for December 28 in Abia State.