Ohanaeze Youth Council Criticizes Supreme Court’s Decision on Nnamdi Kanu’s Case
The youth wing of the prominent Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, known as the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has strongly criticized the Supreme Court’s recent decision to adjourn the judgment of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Calls for Release and Averts Conflict
The OYC has called upon the Nigerian government, led by President Bola Tinubu, to release Nnamdi Kanu to prevent a potential crisis.
The National President General of the OYC, Igboayaka O. Igbo Sayaka, emphasized the urgent need for Kanu’s release and suggested that the Nigerian government’s refusal to do so signals the Southeast’s political captivity within Nigeria.
Political Captivity and Condemnation
The OYC contends that Kanu’s continued detention by the Department of State Service (DSS) is a deliberate effort to perpetually subjugate the Igbo people, keeping them in a state of political captivity within Nigeria.
This assessment underscores the gravity of the situation and the urgency of addressing it.
Supreme Court’s Role and Concerns
The OYC also criticized the Supreme Court’s role in the ongoing matter, particularly its decision to adjourn the ruling on Nnamdi Kanu’s case to December 15, 2023.
This delay has raised concerns about the judiciary’s independence and its alignment with the executive branch, exemplified by the court’s handling of such cases.
Judicial Independence and Separation of Powers
The OYC expressed disappointment in what it perceives as a lack of genuine separation of powers between the executive and judiciary branches in Nigeria.
The lengthy adjournment of Kanu’s case is seen as indicative of a compromised judiciary, which has been plagued by corruption and a lack of independence.
Treatment of Igbos and Political Structure
The OYC asserted that the federal government’s treatment of the Igbo people has historically been akin to slavery since 1970.
They highlight various areas, including the police, army, navy, immigration, and air force, where Igbos have faced discrimination and marginalization.
Call for a Referendum and Warning
In light of these concerns, the OYC called for a referendum for the indigenous Igbo people, citing a lack of hope and progress within the present political structure of Nigeria.
They emphasize that unity in Nigeria has often translated into a conspiracy to keep Igbos in a state of subjugation and that Igbos must consider alternative options.
Urgent Appeal for a Referendum
The OYC urged the Nigerian government, particularly under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu, to realize the consequences of detaining Nnamdi Kanu and disregarding court orders.
They warned that this situation could lead to anarchy and severe consequences for Nigeria.
A Call for Referendum and a Path Forward
In conclusion, the OYC called on the Nigerian government to seriously consider a possible referendum for the Igbo people to avert a looming crisis that could engulf the nation.
Their message underscores the urgency of addressing the grievances and aspirations of the Igbo population.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn