The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, has hailed the south East caucus in the national assembly for their decision to take up Nnamdi Kanu’s matter.
Kanu, the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB, has been in detention ever since he was repatriated from Kenya.
The development has continued to heighten tension in the south east zone.
After their meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the caucus said in a communiqué that it would champion a political solution to the problem.
They said in the communiqué that “we discussed the issue of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and resolved to intervene. To this end, we resolve to set up a committee to constructively interface with the relevant stakeholders, the Federal government and it’s relevant agencies towards finding a political solution. We will keep Ndigbo abreast of developments in regard.”
In reaction, the OYC President General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said that the decision of the Federal lawmakers was heartwarming.
“We have been shouting on top of our voices that only a political solution is the way of the problem.
“Nnamdi Kanu is a political prisoner and only a political solution will set him free. So, we the Igbo youths thank the lawmakers for rising up to the occasion. They have further endeared themselves to the masses by this singular act,” Okwu said.
While thanking IPOB for cancelling the Monday Sit at home protest, the OYC said it should further make sure that hoodlums don’t mess up it’s movement.
“We say this, especially with the ugly incidents of Monday where WAEC examination was disrupted in Imo state and a bus supplying bread was also attacked in Enugu on Tuesday.
“These actions are alien to Igbo land and that’s why we believe seriously that fifth columnist are at work and must be fished out.
“Ndigbo must unite together now and fight our common enemy and not kill ourselves, we should not make south east a laughing stock before the nations of the world,” Okwu advised.