A former Anambra State Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife has called on the Federal Government not to arrest the leader of the banned Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu when he visits Nigeria.
Concise News understands that the pro-Biafra leader has been out of the country since 2017 following the Nigerian Army’s Operation Python Dance.
Kanu’s mother recently passed away in Abia State with the secessionist who jumped bail touted to return to the country for the burial.
There are fears that he would be rearrested by the Federal Government when he steps into the country.
However, Ezeife has pleaded with the President Muhammadu Buhari government not to harass the IPOB leader when he comes for the burial.
According to Ezeife, the death of a mother is a sad occurrence, expressing hopes that Kanu will not be arrested, according to a statement he made in a chat with Daily Independent.
“I am very happy to hear a lot of people supporting Kanu on this. This is the death of a mother, a very painful death,” he said.
“The federal government should allow him to come and make a promise that they will not harass him if he comes until he leaves.”
Meanwhile, the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to resign to avoid more ridicule, Concise News reports.
This news medium understands that the pro-Biafra group noted this in a reaction to the sack of Osinbajo’s aides by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Also, the Chief of Staff Abba Kyari had taken a bill to Buhari in London for him to sign, sparking outrage from Nigerians.
In a statement, MASSOB claimed that Osinbajo has been severely disgraced as no Vice President has gotten the kind of treatment meted out to him.
“The act of signing a bill in faraway London smacks of irresponsible leadership and a denigrating act of sabotage against Nigeria’s sovereignty,” the statement noted.
“And of course, it implies that Buhari may not be coming back any time soon.
“Buhari seeks to regulate the overseas travel of his cabinet members, yet he is always found overseas at the slightest excuse.
“Osinbajo’s aides had been run out of the presidential villa and Osinbajo could not lift a finger; now we hear that their access to the Presidential Villa has been restricted and there is nothing they can do about it with a hideous cabal actively running the presidency.”
It added that “Osinbajo, a Professor of Law, should save his face at least; and if there is any self-dignity and integrity left, he should be bold enough to walk away from such well-orchestrated plot to subjugate and humiliate him publicly while the president watches on.
“This is yet another proof that the Fulani oligarchy has used the Yorubas to clinch power. And it is obvious that they will never relinquish power to any Yoruba man.
“Osibanjo should tread the path of honour and resign now if he really has some integrity in him, or they will run him out.”