This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief, Engr. Chidi Ibe-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Chief Ibe, who called for peace in Igboland, said Ndigbo would not disown Kanu in his moment of trial.
He said “The abduction and blindfolding of Kalu was a total infringement on his fundamental human rights, which Ohanaeze stand to condemn into to.
“However, one of the gains of his re-arrest is that it definitely would foster peace and security in Igboland.
“Ohaneze Ndigbo through its president general, Chief, Engr Ibe maintained that, this is time and frame to negotiate and find permanent peace and security in Igbo land by the federal government
If the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu is properly managed without any punishment of any type, it would put to an end the violence ravaging the entire Igboland.
“His re-arrest and extradition to Nigeria for the continuation of his trial would bring peace, good security and unity amongst Ndigbo and those from other geopolitical zones doing business in Igboland.
“The federal government should take advantage of this scenario and integrate Ndigbo in power-sharing, equity and cooperation by making 2023 Presidential bid the right of Ndigbo.” Nigerian president of Igbo extraction will be a permanent end to the Agitation.
He said Kanu is an Igbo son and they “cannot disown him for misapplication and misappropriation of words and decisions in his thoughts, actions, and inactions.”
The Igbo group added that there was nothing bad in Kanu’s trial in the court, stressing “that makes him a human being, but not an animal, against the position of the son of the Governor of Kaduna State, who opined that he should be locked up with a cow; this thinking of his is barbaric and an aberration from a Governor’s son.”
Ibe said Kanu should be forgiven, requesting the federal government to temper justice with mercy, grant him presidential amnesty, and rehabilitation.
“Now that he is available, we are, therefore, appealing to the Federal government to hand him over to the leadership of Ohanaeze for caution and redress.
“Hitherto, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu had denied allegations on the incessant, indiscriminate, and extrajudicial killings, insecurity ravaging our land.
“Kalu should be integrated in the scheme of things in Nigeria.
“May I use this medium as well to caution our various youth groups not to get involved in any act tantamount to bridging peace and order in the land. They should remain calm, law-abiding, go about their normal legitimate activities and allow the law to take its course and bearing under this circumstance.
“We ask the federal government under President Buhari to adhere strictly to the norms of rule of law, devoid of witch-hunting or premeditated judgement.”