BY FRANCIS IGATA
ENUGU-Wild jubilation erupted in major streets of Enugu metropolis,Thursday, as the news of the release of detained Director,Radio Biafra,Nnamdi Kanu filtered in.
Nnamdi was arrested on October 17, by security operatives, shortly after he arrived Nigeria from his base in the United Kingdom which prompted over one month groundswell protests in the south-east and parts of south-south geopolitical zones demanding for his unconditional release.
Vanguard moved round Ogui Road,New Haven streets in Enugu,people especially youths were in a frenzy mood just as most relaxation spots were filled to the brim occasioned by his release.
New Leader of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra,MASSOB,Uchenna Madu who has being the arrowhead of the struggle for Kanu’s release said that,”the discharge,acquit of charges against Kanu by Nigerian Government is a triumph over forces of injustice,suppression,oppression and subjection against the oppressed Indigenous People of Biafra,IPOB.
“MASSOB’s consistency and uncompromised spirit under me has been vindicated. MASSOB shall continue with IPOB for genuine,committed Biafran non violent struggle. We salute our comrades in IPOB both at home and diaspora for their unrelenting ,courageous efforts,spirit of oneness in pursuing the vision and mission of IPOB.
“Nnamdi Kanu has become the hero of genuine Biafra agitation. Those who earlier oppose Nnamdi will cover their faces in shame. MASSOB hails the committed, eloquent, dedicated Igbo leaders who fearlessly assisted in the release of our brother,Kanu. MASSOB knows them,because we met and appealed to them and they responded. He shall be received in Biafraland as the greatest hero.”
OHANAEZE NDIGBO TASKS FG ON IMPLEMENTATION OF 2014 CONFAB RESOLUTIONS
Drawing from Nnamdi Kanu’s release,the apex Igbo socio-cultural group,Ohanaeze Ndigbo,yesterday,urged the Federal Government to quickly implement the resolutions of 2014 Confab report as a credible panacea that will address the grave injustices,neglect,marginalization the people of south-east geopolitical zone has been meted to.
General Secretary,Ohanaeze Ndigbo,Joe Nworgu told Vanguard on the telephone that,”Federal Government took the right action by releasing Nnamdi kanu. His arrest heightened tension. Now that he is freed, tension will reduce. Looking out of my office, in Ogui Road, thousands of people were jubilating.
“This is a pointer to the federal government that all is not well with the polity. Federal Government should set out to redress to long lying combustible material of injustice in the system.
Igbo want equity and fairness. We are peace loving people that play by the rules. We want justice in the system. We do not like the current exclusion. Yakubu Gowon’s three Rs should now be made to work.
A starting point will be the implantation of the 2014 confab resolutions. We hope federal government would handle the issues like a father of all.”