Following reports on Friday claiming that Nnamdi Kanu was sighted in far away Israel, the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide led by Mr Okechukwu Isiguzoron has expressed happiness over news of the sighting.
A statement by the Deputy President General of the group, Comrade Obinna Achionye also urged the Federal Government to grant Kanu pardon to enable him return home.
“We Urge President Buhari to grant him Presidential pardon and squash all legal proceedings against him in the spirit of National reconciliation and forgiveness”, said the group.
Ohaneze youths noted that if the Federal government can release boko haram detainees in Kano and planning to give Amnesty to Boko Haram, the same gesture should be extended to IPOB and Mr Kanu.
“They should reverse the tag of IPOB as a terrorist organization and allow peace to reign”
The group also urged IPOB followers not to go to the street now in the spirit of jubilation in order not to create political tension in the South East and South/south.
“We Urge the South East Governors to close ranks and rebuild the palace of Nnamdi Kanu’s father, HRH Eze I. Kanu which was destroyed during the Python dance.
“We also ask the leader Nnamdi Kanu to change strategy and embrace the hands of genuine Igbo brothers and leaders. We still ask IPOB to have a rethink on its decision to proscribe the parent body of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and disruption of Ohanaeze events and gathering”
The group promised to lead any struggle to ensure self determination is not tagged terrorism, and ensure there is peaceful co-existence between all stakeholders in the Southeast.