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Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Tinubu to drop terrorism charges against Nnamdi Kanu

By Adekunle Obas
February 21, 2024

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has issued a call to President Ahmed Tinubu, urging him to dismiss terrorism charges against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, similar to the action taken with Yoruba activist Omoyele Sowore.

The statement, signed by the Secretary-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, emphasizes the importance of consistency and equality before the law in a just society.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo implores President Tinubu to extend the same precedent granted to Sowore to Nnamdi Kanu without hesitation or delay.

The organization commends the decision to drop charges against Sowore and stresses the need for equitable treatment under the law. It asserts that justice must be dispensed uniformly, without prejudice or favouritism.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges President Tinubu to direct the Attorney General of the Federation to halt Kanu's trial and withdraw all associated charges, citing relevant constitutional provisions and legal acts.


Ohanaeze Ndigbo argues that Kanu's liberation is essential for national reconciliation and stability. By aligning legal treatment with fairness standards, President Tinubu can promote unity and harmony in the nation, rectify historical injustices, and foster inclusivity.

The Secretary-General affirms that diplomatic channels are being utilized to advocate for Kanu's freedom, acknowledging political complexities. Ohanaeze Ndigbo emphasizes the significance of dropping charges against Kanu as a crucial step towards healing past wounds and advancing justice and reconciliation.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo reiterates its call for fairness and equity in the legal system, emphasizing that Kanu's liberation represents a pivotal moment in Nigeria's pursuit of genuine unity and progress.

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