The wife of late Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, Mrs Bianca Ojukwu has urged Governors of the Southeast geo-political zone to remember Ojukwu just as Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra did with the memorial anniversary in honour of her husband.
During the event held in Owerri, Bianca begged President Muhammad Buhari to release the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) following the plea of Igbo leaders who paid him a courtesy visit.
The Former Nigerian Ambassador to Spain advised that releasing Nnamdi Kanu would further buttress President Buhari’s commitment to healing the wounds inflicted by marginalisation felt by the Igbo nation.
She explained that Kanu’s release would also demonstrate Buhari’s magnanimity, saying the clamour for secession was a direct consequence of perceived inequality in the distribution of resources and political appointments in the country.
Also speaking, Mr Ahamefula Ojukwu, son of the late Igbo leader thanked Uwazuruike for conducting the affairs of the entire Igbo nation in unity.
Ojukwu’s son who is also the chairman of the occasion urged Igbo people especially those privileged to occupy positions of authority to preserve the legacies of his late father whom he described as “an embodiment of selfless service and sacrifice to the Igbo cause”.
Earlier, Dr Nkem Okeke, Deputy Governor of Anambra decried the use of violence in the quest for self-determination.
He implored Igbo people to be united and fight diplomatically to achieve a set objective.