The Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, has expressed hope that President Muhammadu Buhari would release Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Onyema hinted that President Buhari would release Kanu if approached properly.
The business mogul spoke at an event in Lagos over the weekend.
Onyema stressed that the president is not against the Southeast.
He urged the people of the Southeast to use wisdom in the fight against injustice.
In his words; “This President, quote me, I say it again, he is not against Ndigbo. If you approach him the right way, he will listen.
“President Muhammadu Buhari will one day release our brother [Nnamdi Kanu].
“Myself, I don’t know Buhari but I have put forward certain requests, and he honoured them. He honoured my requests.”
This is coming at a time when Buhari visited Imo State, after criticisms of ignoring the Southeast.
Prior to his trip, Buhari was criticized for marginalizing the Igbos in his government.
Kanu is locked up by the Department of State Services, DSS, following his rearrest.
Meanwhile, IPOB, has declared a sit-at-home across the Southeast on October 1.
The group explained in a statement on Saturday that the October 1 sit-at-home is to show its rejection of Nigeria and all the country stands for.
Powerful said the sit-at-home order was declared to celebrate Ambazonia Independence Anniversary.
The groups spokesman, Emma Powerful, also declared the commencement of “operation no Nigerian flag begins in Biafra land from October 1st.”