Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide on Saturday charged the Federal Government to ensure that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is arraigned in court on October 21.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is a splinter group of the pan Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, headed by Amb. George Obiozor.
The group’s Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, made the call in a statement in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
He said the federal government’s failure to arraign Kanu in court would mar the Anambra State governorship election slated for November 6.
The IPOB leader, who is detained by the Department of State Services (DSS), was arraigned by the government on an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, among others at the Federal High Court, Abuja.
Isiguzoro noted that the activist’s arraignment would end the unrest in the South-East.
He slammed the South-East governors for failing to address the challenges in the region.
The statement read: “The practical steps to ensure peaceful Anambra governorship elections devoid of any kind of violence and chaotic uneasiness is for Federal Government to produce Nnamdi Kanu to face his trials in court without further delay.”