On several occasions, Amaechi had urged Buhari to release IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has revealed that First Republic Aviation Minister Mbazulike Amaechi who died some days ago will be sad with President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to fulfil his dying wish.
This comes after Amaechi had on several ocassions urged Buhari to release IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Despite his appeals and court ruling discharging and acquitting Kanu, the Nigerian Government has refused to release the IPOB leader.
A statement by IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, said Buhari refused to release Kanu due to his hatred for the Igbo people.
The statement reads partly: “IPOB worldwide will not forget the effort of our father towards the release of our great liberator, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who was kidnapped from Kenya to Nigeria by the Federal Government.
“In spite of his age and failing health, he led Igbo elder’s visit to Aso Rock, Abuja, to plead with the Federal Government headed by Buhari to release KANU as his last wish. But the President claimed that only the judiciary would decide MNK’s fate.
“Even after the same Court has discharged and acquitted Kanu, the same Buhari ignored the request of a dying old man and the Court verdict because of incurable hatred towards Ndigbo.
“Buhari and his Fulani-controlled Federal Government must understand that Mbazulike is not happy with them even in death for ignoring his appeal for the release of Kanu.”
Kanu has been locked up since June last year when he was arrested in Kenya.
Courts had ruled for his release, but the Nigerian Government refused, stressing that he is a security risk.