President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by Eze Oti Ndubuisi (Igwe Ezeudo) to expedite the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Kanu has been held by the Department of State Service (DSS) since he was apprehended in Kenya in June.
The diaspora-based king also asked other tribes in Nigeria to back Ndigbo aspirations in the 2023 presidential election, according to a statement acquired by BEST NEWS NETWORK on Monday.
“The two things Igbo are asking Nigeria are Presidency in 2023 and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kalu,” Eze Oti said.
“It is disheartening to note that 61 years after Nigeria’s independence, one of the tribes that formed the tripod of the country is yet to produce a sitting President. This to me is one of the reasons behind endless agitations in the South East geopolitical zone.
“Looking at it till date, Igbo are the only tribe yet to produce a democratically elected President of Nigeria.”For the sake of peace and unity, I want to plead with Nigerians from other geopolitical zones to support the Presidency of Igbo extraction.”