Friday, December 18, 2015
Nnamdi Kanu is now our hero – APGA chieftain
Elder statesman and Igbo leader, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka has hailed the release from detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the Director of Radio Biafra and leader of Indigenous People of Biafra by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
He described the development as a great news as it will douse the already heated tension surrounding his detention.
Ezeonwuka, who is a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) while speaking in Onitsha, told newsmen that Kanu’s discharge from the case leveled against him by the DSS, was a landmark victory for justice, Ndigbo and the masses who were agitating for their right in a way they decided to do it.
He said by so doing, the court had once more proven to be the last hope of the common man.
He said, “Kanu has emerged as a hero of Ndigbo and nobody can take that away from him. His agitation leading to his arrest and detention has made our voice to be heard, opened our wound to the glaring notice of the people that matters in Nigeria and I believe that something good will follow the issues he raised, therefore the issues surrounding him have to be given serious attention. In my capacity as Ogirisi Igbo, I want to advice him to listen to our elders’ advice on how to address our problems. I’m sure he must have realized that we are all behind him now, so let him take our advice.”
According to the APGA chieftain “the issue of Biafra is all about the wellbeing of the Igbo man in the Nigerian setting and Biafra is as good as a dream come true when the roads are fixed, when the lights shine uninterrupted, when jobs are available for youths, when there is enough federal presence in the southeast, when the federal appointments are balanced among the geopolitical zones and when the Igbo man is president. That is Biafra in my opinion.”