Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths World Wide has debunked reports alleging that Governors of Southeast and certain stakeholders in the region were blocking release of leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. It described the allegation as fallacy from pit of hell with no iota of truth in it.
In a communique issued after convention of Igbo Youth Leaders and Stakeholders in Owerri, Imo state, the group also maintained that Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu remained authentic National Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
It said all stakeholders and Southeast Governors led by Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state were working in unison for immediate and unconditional release of the Biafra warlord, as well as other youths that might have been unduly detained.
The communique partly reads,: “May we use this opportunity to tell Ndigbo and Nigerians that Mazi Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu is the authentic National Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
“We also learnt about another allegation that some Stakeholders and Governors of Southeast are blocking the release of our Brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“This is fallacy from the pit of hell and has no iota of truth in it.
“Firstly, we have consulted Igbo businessmen and other paramount stakeholders, especially the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Engr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and High Chief Johnbosco Onunkwo, Grand Patron Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Youth Wing.
“They confirmed to us that all stakeholders and Southeast Governors led by Gov Uzodimma of Imo State, are working in unison for the immediate and unconditional release of our dear brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other youths that might have been unduly detained.
“We are inspired and motivated by the work plan of the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief Iwuanyanwu as President General on the restoration of peace, stability and economic viability in Southeast, especially on adoption of non-kinetic approaches to the hydra headed security challenges in the zone.