A faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, led by Chidi Ibeh, has revealed that it is engaged in confidential negotiations with the goal of securing the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), by the end of the year. This development was shared in a statement by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary General of this faction of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization.
The faction of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, under Chidi Ibeh’s leadership, is actively involved in confidential negotiations aimed at securing the release of Nnamdi Kanu. The statement did not divulge further details regarding the nature of these negotiations or the parties involved.
They have also called upon all Biafra agitators to observe a ceasefire, refraining from any offensive aggression from October 31, 2023, for a duration of 40 days. This request is made to ensure a conducive environment for the negotiations and potential release of Nnamdi Kanu.
The statement emphasizes the need for discipline among Biafra agitators during the specified ceasefire period. Discipline and restraint are considered crucial to facilitate progress in the negotiations and to demonstrate a united front.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo stresses the importance of engaging with relevant authorities through diplomatic channels as the most effective approach to achieve the desired results. This approach reflects a commitment to peaceful negotiations and conflict resolution.
The faction expresses confidence that the negotiations and diplomatic efforts will yield positive outcomes. It assures the people of the South East that the release of Nnamdi Kanu will come as a welcome surprise.
The call for a ceasefire and the confidential negotiations represent a significant development in the ongoing efforts to secure Nnamdi Kanu’s release. The situation underscores the complex dynamics involved in addressing regional and socio-political issues in Nigeria and the significance of diplomacy and peaceful dialogue in resolving these matters. Further developments will be closely monitored.
“We implore Ndigbo to exercise patience and understanding throughout this critical period. We acknowledge the pain and hardship endured by the people of the South East since Kanu’s incarceration, and as custodians of our land, we assure you that positive outcomes are anticipated after the November 2023 Imo State Governorship elections. The imminent release of Kanu will, undoubtedly, serve as a resounding surprise to the South East.”