2016: Nnamdi Kanu, Ekweremadu Named Igbo Personalities of the Year
Civil Liberties and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) and the South-East based Coalition of Human Rights Organisations yesterday named three Igbo as its Distinguished Personalities of 2016.
They are Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
Kanu was earlier bestowed the prestigious Prisoner-of-Conscience Award for his role as leader of Radio Biafra London (RBL) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Worldwide. Kanu got it in recognition of his non-violent and peaceful campaign for the emancipation of the Igbo race.
‘’Against all odds, he has spent 14 months in detention without trial and his group (IPOB) has lost over 250 of its members and supporters to the administration of Muhammadu Buhari.
“Over 150 of his members are at present languishing in various prisons and other detention centres including the Department of State Services (DSS) dungeons across the country on trumped up criminal accusations.