A former Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has said Igbo elders are optimistic that leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, will be released from detention.
Igbo elders during the courtesy call on Buhari
The elders, led by Minister of Aviation in the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, on Friday visited Buhari in Aso Rock and requested the unconditional release of the detained IPOB leader. The President promised to consider their demand.
Speaking on Arise TV’s ‘The Morning Show,’ Ezeife said they have been told that the President takes his promise seriously.
“We talked to people who are familiar with the President after the meeting and they told us that from the body language of the President, he took us very seriously and we should take his promise to look into it very seriously also,” he said.
Expressing joy at the outcome of the meeting, he thanked Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige for facilitating the meeting and Amaechi who led the group.