Apex Igbo Socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has exonerated Governor Francis Nwifuru of Ebonyi State from any involvement against the possible release of Nnamdi Kanu, as alleged by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Ohanaeze strongly dismissed the recent indictment made by IPOB that some highly placed Political elites have been holding clandestine and nocturnal meetings against Kanu’s freedom.
A statement signed on Tuesday by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, stated that there was a mix-up somewhere and believed it was a costly mistake to get an innocent man involved in the indictment.
The lgbo body noted that Governor Nwifuru is a committed Igbo political leader, dedicated to building upon the progress made by his predecessors in delivering good governance to the people of Ebonyi State.
It stated that the organization clarified that they do not speak on behalf of Governor Nwifuru of Ebonyi state, but believed that it is the responsibility of Igbo leadership to exonerate an innocent man whose name may have been wrongly implicated.
“We assure IPOB that Governor Nwifuru remains concerned about the welfare and well-being of residents and indigenous people of Ebonyi State.
Nothing that Governor Nwifuru’s commitment to serving his people and driving development in Ebonyi State has been widely recognized, and Ohanaeze Ndigbo stands behind his integrity and leadership.