An Igbo chieftain, Prince Uwakwe Okoronkwo, has slammed the federal government for its bad treatment of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
According to Okoronkwo, Nigeria’s administration must stop abusing human rights and learn to meet internationally accepted standards, as proven by the Rome’s Charters of the International Criminal Court.
He cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that should Nnamdi Kanu die in the custody of the Department of State Service, the consequences would be severe.
He said: “Nigeria government must desist from gross violation of human Rights, Nigeria must learn how to follow the widely accepted standard as evidenced in the Rome s Charters of the International Criminal Court. For the sake of peace, release Mazi Nnamdi kanu unconditionally, for he committed no crime to deserve maltreatment and learn how to open windows for negotiation and dialogue”.
“The same President insultingly called Igbo race a dot in a circle just to heat up the polity knowing how fragile the country is. Let Mr President be reminded that Igbos are not frightened by his threats and would never be, to the extent that we are patient should not be seen as weakness or cowardice.
“You cannot rule the people with iron hands cum nepotism and expect them to be silent, You cannot expect the people to dance appreciation rhythms for you when you run a sectional government where people from Igbo race are not given appointments to head positions in government based on Federal Character Act”.