A former House of Representatives candidate for Aba North and Aba South Federal Constituency of Abia State and APC Chieftain, Hon. Destiny Nwagwu has called for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), and numerous Biafra agitators incarcerated in security formations across the country.
Hon. Destiny Nwagwu, a prominent member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), also called on governors from the South Eastern region to intervene and ensure Nnamdi Kanu’s release as their continued silence on the matter was not helpful to the security and economic development of the region.
Hon. Destiny Nwagwu made the call in his birthday message issued to journalists in Aba on Wednesday, expressed worries that many innocent Igbo youths are currently languishing in prisons just because, they are exercising their rights in search of justice, equity and fairness, maintaining that Governors from the South East should ensure the freedom of the IPOB supreme leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to douse the tensions that have already posed a serious threat to the unity of the country.
He described as anti-Igbo, the unconcerned approaches of the south east leaders in the handling of the secessionist agitations and further sued for unity among Ndigbo in matters that concerns the development of the Igbo nation.
Hon. Destiny Nwagwu reiterated that genuine dialogue must be embraced involving the critical stakeholders aimed at addressing the fundamental problems, particularly the long-aged marginalization of the South East of Igbo extraction which sprung up several agitations for succession in the Igbo land and beyond.
According to the words of Hon. Destiny Nwagwu; “I want to dedicate this day to our Innocent Igbo brothers in different prisons across Nigeria. I am also calling for unity among south East politicians to ensure the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. What our brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu needs now is political intervention from the people of the South East to secure his release.
“We should be our brother’s keeper. When an elder beats his child with his right hand, he calls or draws him back with his left hand. Injury to one is an injury to all. What am I celebrating when my brothers are in different Nigerian prisons languishing?
“There must be unity to confront these challenges, because, the silence of the Igbo politicians does not go well with the situation on ground. Innocent Igbo youths, mothers and fathers are perishing in several security formations without seeing their families. Even some have been kept there for long without knowing what they were accused of.
“We must come together irrespective of political affiliations to discuss the core and fundamental issues to enhance our economic potentials, which God had endowed to the Igbos to ensure the development of the Igbo land”.
Hon. Destiny Nwagwu however applauded the All Progressive Congress-led administration on her efforts to bring dividends of democracy to all doorsteps of the people but advised the federal government to passionately address challenges faced by the Igbo nation to reinvigorate the peaceful co-existence of Nigeria as one nation.