Ohanaeze Ndigbo hails Tinubu over planned release of Nnamdi Kanu, reveals date

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, has expressed support for President Tinubu’s decision to consider releasing Nnamdi Kanu from detention.

According to a press release issued on Thursday and signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary General of the organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo disclosed that the anticipated date for Kanu’s release is December 2023.

The organisation said the president’s decision would have “significant implications for the political landscape in the Southeast.” The group also warned against any attempt by “mischievous Igbo political elites and deviant opportunists” to take credit for Kanu’s release.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo urges President Tinubu not to entertain any visits or demands from these individuals,” the press release said. “The credit for Kanu’s release should solely be attributed to him.”

The group also said that Kanu’s release would “gradually diminish the rising popularity of both Peter Obi and Simon Ekpa in the Southeast.”

“Politically, the Igbo nation will consider President Tinubu as a viable candidate over Peter Obi in the 2027 elections,” the organisation added in the press release.

“Additionally, from a security perspective, Ekpa’s disruptive activities and terrorist tendencies in the Southeast will be consigned to the annals of history.”

Ohanaeze Ndigbo urged President Tinubu to remain resolute in his decision-making process regarding Kanu’s release.

“We assure him that the Igbo nation stands behind him,” the press release said. “We trust that he will handle this matter with utmost care and consideration.”


  1. I really want the guy to be released and our Igbo brothers should also play politics ,i mean real politics and not one politics they have been playing since 1999.

    1. I do not understand what is really wrong with those idiots in Ohaneze Ndi Igbo. What nonsense are they talking about Peter Obi? Those fools do not speak for the Igbos anymore. And, for the records, none of those charlatans and opportunists in Ohaneze is an inch close to Peter Obi’s integrity/personality and popularity; and, Peter isn’t riding on the back of Nnamdi Kanu’s incarceration. Come 2027, their hatred and envy towards Peter Obi isn’t going to stop Nigerians(including Igbos) from voting in their true President!

  2. Let president tinubu and his supreme court release MNK unconditionally this Dec…to enable us know who’s using the detention of mazi nnamdi KANU to be committing crimes in the land please….. and his release means we’re traveling peacefully this Xmas….

  3. I am not sure that guy is now sober and remorseful. But am sure he would be welcomed as a messiah and hero among a huge Igbo population in Nigeria and in the diaspora but that is not even the issue. He would be goaded on to remain antagonistic to government and a renewed fundamentalism is poised to take over the region.

    1. You sound too daft and ignorantly poised at spewing foolishness, sober for doing the right thing? YOU MUST BE MAD!

      Watch other countries with serious antagonism towards the Govt and tell how such country thrives.

  4. That will be the best decision so far if this news becomes reality. He will surely guarantee a level of normalcy returning to SE, but I fear the new ideology that may spring up from the enemies within. Mazi Kanu has given his best to the SE and Nigeria as a whole. Wish a speedy release

    1. While I welcome the news, it is important to note that this group is the most useless ass licking group in the world…

  5. A good step in the right direction and also adding another plus to the integrity and good achievements of Mr President.
    This will bring an end to the onslaught and babaric maiming of innocent lives in the the South-East region of the country. Kudos to you president Tinubu.

  6. Wether OHANEZE NDI-ARA like it or not one day one time Onyedu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu must be release without any apology

    We love Mazi Nnamdi Kanu
    We love Peter Obi
    God bless Federal Republic Of Biafra

  7. As a matter of fact, Nnamdi Kanu should be released with immediate alacrity to curb the high level of criminality in the East… The killings in the East is becoming unbearable. So Kanu released will serve as a relief to all..

  8. Nnamdi Kanu should release with immediate effect, because without him been released, there will be more death roles in this December, especially Southeast…. I’m pleading FG to do so thanks…

  9. Truth is that the violence and unrest in the east is now beyond kanu. Even if he is released the criminal elements that have hijacked the movement wouldn’t relent as any call by him for peace would be seen as sabotage. More so i doubt if he would come out ” born again” without returning to the antics that landed him there to start with. As for ohaneze ( whatever they represent) , they are just a bunch of confused old men seeking relevance & patronage. So what will make BAT a viable option in 2027 is kanu’s release? Were the ibos relevant in his emergence in 2023?

  10. If Mr President will be honest to act according to his promise by releasing Mr KANU, that means he is a man of his word, and should be respect world wide.

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