The leadership of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has demanded the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
The group is also demanding for Nigeria’s president of Igbo extraction in 2023.
A statement by the group, signed by Comrade Uchenna Madu Leader of MASSOB the group said, “as President Muhammadu Buhari visits Ebonyi state, MASSOB reminds Mr. president that only the release of the IPOB leader will douse tension in the zone as well as restore a peaceful atmosphere to the entire country.
“MASSOB will not be against the visit of President Buhari to Ebonyi state. We are making these two major demands as part of our contribution to peace as being clamored by well-meaning citizens.
“MASSOB request President Muhammadu Buhari to facilitate and ensure that one of the many southeast presidential aspirants succeeds him in 2023 to help the country diffuse many bottled anger which has fuelled agitations.
“MASSOB also reminds President Muhammadu Buhari that continuous detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody will only worsen the security challenges facing the country, it will also continue to affect the economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to arrive in Ebonyi state on the 5th of May, 2022 to commission some projects built by the governor, Engr David Umahi.