Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Monday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately resume direct negotiation with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
DAILY POST recalls that Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, who is facing treason charges, has been in detention?.
There has also been reports of on-going negotiation between some Niger Delta groups and a representative of the Federal Government.
Kanu had also through the spokesman of the IPOB declared his readiness to dialogue with the government.
Speaking on the matter, the national president of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro advised the federal government not to allow such opportunity pass it by.
“This is a much-awaited opportunity? which should be utilized to end the bitterness against the Federal Government by people of the South-East.
“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari not to allow this golden opportunity slip off his hands.
“It is our firm belief that the Buhari’s administration will engrave its name as heroes of democracy if they utilized this opportunity to free Nnamdi Kanu”, he said.
Isiguzoro, however, noted that Kanu should be allowed to lead such a negotiating, stressing “for the dialogue to be genuine and fruitful, Kanu should lead the IPOB delegation. Nobody or group should negotiate on his behalf; this is to avoid a situation where the government will end up wasting time and resources.
“If the government succeeds in this regards, it would no doubt endear it to Ndigbo and help in healing so many wounds.”