From: Geoffrey Anyanwu, Awka
The Igbo Women Assembly (IWA), Igbo Youth Movement (IYM) and the Eastern Consultative Assembly (ECA), on Tuesday, joined other Nigerians in commenting on the bail of IPOB leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
In their statement signed by the IWA Leader, Chief Mrs. Maria Okwor, the women said, “The conditions of his bail is funny and designed to cage him and imprison him the more, it smacks of paranoia on the side of government, we are not excited.
“We are happy he is out though; we wonder why they left him alone. The struggle is just beginning. They should release all the others as well.”
Leader of IYM, Evang. Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko said, “Those who packaged the bail conditions are clearly afraid of the big masquerade they have unwittingly created, in their mistaken attempt to crush the uprising of the oppressed younger generation.
“From the bail conditions we can see that the half hazard bail is designed to entrap Nnamdi and weaken IPOB. We demand the release of all the others.”
In the statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of ECA, Rev. Fr John Odey, the group said, “The fear of the popularity of Nnamdi Kanu has given birth to a laughable bail condition, which looks like imprisonment outside of the prison wall. The government is clearly afraid of the electrifying popularity of Kanu that would have shut down all the markets, schools and offices in Igbo Land on the arrival of Kanu in Enugu.
“In fact, the Enugu airport would not have survived the surge of human crowd that would have welcomed Kanu in their millions. All the same, we thank the international community for the pressure it mounted on the F.G. we expect all the others to be released and the government to engage them in dialogue immediately.”