The Youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural organization (OYC) has described the commencement of the trial of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu in absentia by Abuja Federal High Court led by Justice Binta Nyako as the beginning of his repatriation back to Nigeria.
The group in a statement sent to ElombahNews and signed by its president general, Okechukwu Isiguzoro said it is unfortunate that Igbo leaders have chosen to be quite on the reopening of his case.
Okechukwu said the quietness of Igbo leaders is an affirmative evidence that they are not longer interested to stick out their heads to save him (Kanu) this time around.
He said, “OYC sympathize with Senator Enyinnayah Abaribe and other sureties of Nnamdi Kanu as there is every possibility they might face the battle axe of the law as the same situation that befell Senator Ali Ndume, if they fail to produce Nnamdi Kanu in person before the Federal High Court, Abuja.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s overbearing noise and continuous threats against Southeast Governors, Igbo leaders and issuing of orders to his members to attack Southeast politicians and leaders in abroad is a clear evidence that he (Kanu) had squandered the goodwill of Igbo leaders who are in position to facilitate for his soft landings in his recent trial.
OYC further said that Kanu’s order during the #Endsars protests has made Igbo leaders to desert him.
“With audio evidence of the post endsars violence initiated by Kanu’s vituperative orders on radio Biafra to his followers which resulted to destructions of public properties in the Southeast and genocidal killings of Igbos in obigbo Rivers state have made Igbo leaders to look the other way as his trial commences in absentia.”
“The current leadership crisis rocking top officials of Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) is another catastrophic disaster waiting for Nnamdi Kanu’s IPOB. There’s no doubt that IPOB leader is on the radar of extinction. With the high level of (alleged) fraudulent activities exposed by his former colleagues especially his Deputy, Uche Mefor the odds are against him (Kanu).”
“He needs to revert back to original status quo for non violent agitation and plead for forgiveness from Igbo leaders and mourn those killed in the struggle.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s case is pathetic and unfortunately the recent outcry of military invasion in his hometown Afaraukwu Umuahia, is an outdated strategy craftily designed to attract public sympathy which had been squandered too.
“There’s only one way out for Nnamdi Kanu, OYC is ready to help him get Presidential Pardon from Federal Government especially with the existing cordial relationships between Southeast Governors and President Muhammadu buhari but on the condition that he should show remorse and repentance in actions and apologize to Southeast governors and leaders in private or public.”