The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to grant Presidential pardon to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafra agitators in the country.
The group further enjoined the federal government to drop the charges against the Biafra agitators for the interest of national unity and the spirit of reconciliation.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abakaliki by Comrade Obinna Achionye, Deputy President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide in which the group stressed on the need for the verdict proscribing IPOB as a terrorist group to be reversed without delay.
“We received the news of the sighting of Nnamdi Kanu at Israel with Joy, and as he is observing the Sabbath ordinances and Prayers.
“We urge President Buhari to grant him Presidential pardon and squash all legal proceedings against him and other Biafra agitators in the spirit of National reconciliation and forgiveness.
“If the Federal government can release 500 Boko Haram detainees in Kano and planning to give Amnesty to Boko Haram, this gesture should be extended to IPOB and reversal of the tag that IPOB is a terrorist organization is imminent and they should allow peace to reign.
“We beg the IPOB followers not to go to the street now in the spirit of jubilation in order not to create political tension in the South East and South/south and fall victims of security agents until OYC persuades the Federal Government to reverse its decisions against IPOB,” the statement read.