An Igbo chieftain, Prince Uwakwe Okoronkwo, has condemned the federal government of Nigeria over the alleged ill-treatment being meted to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
He warned President Muhammadu Buhari-led government that the IPOB leader must not die in the custody of the Department of State Service.
Okoronkwo further stated that the action of the federal government is against the provisions of human rights charters of the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU).
The Igbo Chieftain in a statement released on Friday called on the court to grant Nnamdi Kanu’s request for DSS to allow his private medical physicians to attend to his deteriorating health.
The statement reads, “Nigeria government must desist from gross violation of human Rights, Nigeria must learn how to follow the widely accepted standard as evidenced in the Rome s Charters of the International Criminal Court. For the sake of peace, release Mazi Nnamdi kanu unconditionally, for he committed no crime to deserve maltreatment and learn how to open windows for negotiation and dialogue”.
“The same President insultingly called Igbo race a dot in a circle just to heat up the polity knowing how fragile the country is. Let Mr President be reminded that Igbos are not frightened by his threats and would never be, to the extent that we are patient should not be seen as weakness or cowardice.
“You cannot rule the people with iron hands cum nepotism and expect them to be silent, You cannot expect the people to dance appreciation rhythms for you when you run a sectional government where people from Igbo race are not given appointments to head positions in government based on Federal Character Act”.
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