Ohanaeze attributes Mbazulike’s death to FG’s refusal to free Nnamdi Kanu
CHARLES ONYEKWERE, ABAKALIKI
Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has attributed the death of the first Republic aviation minister, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, to the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-federal government to free the leader of the indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement by its President-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isigozoro declared that late Pa Mbazulike Amaechi’s last wish was to see Nnamdi Kanu’s release from incarceration could be achieved before his death.
The Igbo body stated that the news of his demise should touch the heart of the President to accord the wishes of the last Zikist and release Nnamdi Kanu from confinement.
According to the statement, President Buhari has the exceptional opportunity to rewrite history and the best tribute to the late elder statesman should be the Presidential pardon to release the IPOB leader.
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“We believe that Kanu will honour the bargaining agreement of Mbazulike Amaechi. Ohanaeze Ndigbo received the news of the death of Pa Mbazulike Amaechi as a rude shock, but we are consoled that he has paid his dues to Africa and Nigeria in particular.
“It was Mbazulike Amaechi that protected former South African President, Nelson Mandela in his countryside in Anambra State when Mandela’s life was in danger in the 80s.
“He has been at the forefront of intervention for Africans who is danger over genuine causes and legitimate reasons”.
Ohanaeze appealed to the South-east Governors to take over the burial arrangements of the late Pa Mbazulike Amaechi, as Ndigbo will observe four market days of mourning, starting 2nd November 2022 in line with the established Igbo traditional rights to mourn outstanding men and women.
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