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The Igbo apex socio-political group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has condemned the Federal Government’s call for the re-arrest and bail revocation of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, who gave the statement on behalf of the group also accused the Federal Government of bias, double standard and violation of Kanu’s fundamental human rights especially for refusing to arrest the Arewa Youths whom he said issued threatening and hate speech to Ndigbo. Chief Nwodo also urged the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN to “please respect your oath of office,” wondering why the AGF would move to re-arrest Kanu while refusing to do anything to stop the Arewa youths whom he said only ‘pretended’ to withdraw the quit notice they issued to Igbo in the North.

Kanu was granted bail on April 25, 2017, after spending several months in detention. Chief Nwodo spoke in a release titled,‘Attorney General of the Federation, please respect your oath of office!’ Parts of the statement read, “It has just been brought to my notice that the Attorney General of the Federation has approached the courts to incarcerate Nnamdi Kalu for flouting his bail conditions.

“I am amazed that the distinguished attorney is prepared to contest the superiority of the provisions of the constitution on fundamental human rights of freedom of movement and freedom of association over an erroneous judicial proclamation violating those rights.

“I am equally miffed by the audacity with which the Attorney General displays his bias without regard to his oath of office. “A few hours ago under the watchful eyes of the Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum and in total defiance of the Head of State’s proclamation of the rights of a citizen of Nigeria to live anywhere in Nigeria and to do business anywhere in Nigeria, the Arewa youths, pretending to withdraw their quit notice gave qualifications to the Head of State’s proclamation, issuing conditions for enjoyment of citizenship status. “These same Arewa youths are supposed to have been arrested on the orders of the Governor of Kaduna State and the Inspector General of Police for acts of treason, conversion and sedition.

“As the Chief Law Officer of the Federation, the Attorney General looks the other way. He does not go to court to seek an order of arrest or prosecution.” “Nnamdi, as a citizen of Nigeria, is free to hold any point of view no matter how displeasing to anyone so long as they are not inciting or provoking any criminal activities. “I and some Igbo leaders have differences of opinion with Nnamdi on a number of issues.

We have been insulted and abused by Radio Biafra but we concede them their right to differ from us. We concede them their nature to be exuberant as youths but we cannot be judgmental about their rights. “This is a democracy. In democracies, leaders are abused, pelted with rotten eggs and booed at, as the former Edo State governor was booed in Abuja a few days ago. These acts are not necessarily criminal.

“I urge the Attorney-General not to exacerbate our already tense nation by commencing a legal action which portrays him as biased, insensitive and misdirected,” the Ohanaeze leader said.

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  1. Buhari is merely obeying and pleasing the cabals

  2. I am a good nig n a law abiding one. I desist to coment on any issue again until d police or d NOA Tell us what is hate speech, which or what make a speech to be termed as hate speech so dat I protect my self and my FAM.
    tank u all.

  3. Buhari/Osinbajo/APC government is very biased and hypocritical. They must go and arrest the parasitic Arewa Youths who issued quit notice to fellow Nigerian citizens living in the north. What kind of a nation issues its citizens quit notice. Despite their hate speech, terrorism and treason, Buhari/Osinbajo/APC government is still treating them with kid glove. It’s Nnamdi Kanu – the leader of Biafra nation they want to arrest. They are looking for second civil war.

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  5. While Kanu was violating his bail conditions, where was this Ohaneze Chief. He failed to caution him on his utterances and speeches that could cause problems in the country. Kanu's hate speeches brought about the quit notice handed down by the Arewa youths and since Kanu was on bail and has violated the conditions attached to his, then, he should be arraigned and give reasons for violating his bail conditions.


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