Moved by recent meetings of Igbo elders led by first Republic Parliamentarian and Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amechi with President Muhamadu Buhari on political solutions that could lead to eventual release of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention, Eze Ndigbo Ghana and the Assistant Publicity Secretary Association of Ndieze Ndigbo in the Diaspora, HRM Dr Chukwudi Ihenetu has commended the elderstatemen on their fruitful deliberations.
The Chief Mbazulike Amechi delegation comprising His Excellency Chukwuemeka Ezeife (Okwadike), former Governor of Anambra State, Bishop Sunday Onuoha of the Methodist Church, Chief Barrister Goddy Uwazurike, former President of Igbo socio-cultural group, Aka Ikenga, and Mr Tagbo Mbazulike Amaechi demanded for the unconditional release of Kanu so as to douse the tension in the south East.
In a statement, HRM Dr Ihenetu described the step taken by the Igbo leaders as refreshing. The Royal father appealed to President Buhari to write his name in gold by listening to the voice of the elders.
Furthermore, Dr Ihenetu said it will be a great honour for the octogenarian Chief Amechi if his request and that of other Igbo eminent leaders are granted as it will return peace and stability to the South East. “I thus appeal to President Buhari to grant the request of this reverend men and release the IPOB leader.”
HRM Dr Ihenetu whose intervention and that of other eminent Nigerians led to resolution of trade crisis between Nigerian traders and Ghana Trade union expressed happiness that at last dialogue was being employed to solve the problem.
The Royal father who is also Peace Ambassador expressed his readiness to contribute to economic development of the region by attracting foreign investors to the country.