In a recent development, Mazi Okechukwu Ugwu, the Director General and CEO of Obinwannem Ndị Igbo culture and traditional restoration movement global has pledged his support to Mr. Simon Ekpa’s sit-at-home protest as a means to push for the release of Nnamdi Kanu and unity of Igbos, a prominent figure in the Igbo/Biafra movement.
During his weekly live Facebook show “Obinwanne ndi Igbo – Ozioma Umuchineke,” Mazi Okechukwu Ugwu stressed the importance of taking serious action, especially concerning the livelihoods of ndị Igbo. He views the sit-at-home protest as a potent tool gaining momentum to demand Nnamdi Kanu’s release.
Mazi Ugwu acknowledged Simon Ekpa’s persistence in organizing the sit-at-home, which he believes played a role in securing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release for medical treatment.
Calling for unity among ndị Igbo, Mazi Ugwu denounced divisive beliefs that create discord among brothers. He commended Simon Ekpa’s dedication to securing Nnamdi Kanu’s release and encouraged him to collaborate with Kanu’s legal teams and other Biafran formations for a successful outcome.
He further called on Simon Ekpa to work in synergy with Nnamdi Kanu’s legal teams and other Biafran formations to ensure the success of their collective goal.
In his address, Mazi Ugwu also urged the Nigerian government to take serious action against Asari Dokubo, who has been threatening the Igbo people with his self-recruited army and dangerous weapons. He insisted that such threats should not be taken lightly, and Tinubu’s government should investigate his alleged involvement in the killings in the South East.
Quoting his belief, Mazi Ugwu emphasized that any insecurity lasting more than 48 hours must involve government intervention.
This declaration of support from Mazi Okechukwu Ugwu signifies a significant step in the ongoing efforts to secure the release of Nnamdi Kanu and calls for unity among ndị Igbo for the progress and development of their homeland, Àlà Igbo.
However, amidst these developments, the South East region is facing challenges due to a purported handwritten letter from Nnamdi Kanu to Simon Ekpa through his lead counsel, Bar Ejimakor. The South East governors have also deployed security agencies to halt the sit-at-home order, causing confusion among the masses.