Ekpo Okemini, Umuahia
Ndigbo have not abandoned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu being incarcerated by the Federal Government for alleged treason and other offences.
The National Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Uchenna Okogbuo made the assertion while speaking to our correspondent in Uzuakoli, saying they are watching the proceedings.
Okogbuo said: “I am not sure we have done enough. We have not done enough as a people from the South East. What did the guy do. Whatever he had done, there should be a system that should look at that without being victimized” he noted.
He accused leaders of other parties of failing “to set up machinery that will be effectively used for his release or to talk to their masters in their respective political parties on the need to let the young man go.”
“There should be a system that is being monitored by the people where he comes from because whatever happens, we all come from different zones and the interest of the zones must be protected before the wider interests.”
However he recognized that they are Igbo leaders, such as the late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu among others who had distinguished themselves in the service of the people.
He observed that there are others, who are not politicians, like Bishop Anthony Obinna of Owerri Catholic Diocese, that have also been contributing meaningfully to the emancipation of the people.
“They don’t come out in pages of newspapers to claim that they are leader; that they are bishop of Ndigbo, this or that, but they are looking at things objectively and fining a way to making sure there is equity,” he added.