CITIZENS COMPASS– ANAMBRA State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has appealed to the Federal Government to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Recall that Kanu has been in detention since 2021.
Soludo made the demand in Awka, the state capital, during the campaign kick-off of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), on Saturday, January 14, 2023.
He specifically appealed to the government to release Kanu unconditionally and immediately.
Speaking to the mammoth crowd of supporters and party faithful, the governor added that if the detained IPOB leader cannot be released unconditionally, he should be released to him, saying he was ready to stand surety for him.
He noted that Kanu could not be in prison custody while the issues of insecurity are being discussed in the entire South-East.
He continued, “We need him around the discussion table, we need him to discuss about the future of the South-East. If the Federal Government cannot release him unconditionally, I now offer myself to ask the Federal Government to release him to me.
“I will provide him anytime he is needed. I will house him here in Awka. We need him released to end insecurity in the South-East. We need him to have true conversation about Nigeria. We believe in Nigeria and we are Nigerians.
“We, some time ago set up the Truth and Reconciliation Committee to find out the root cause of insecurity in the South East and they have almost concluded their assignment.
He said, “I am making a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally. If he cannot be released unconditionally, I want him released to me and i will stand surety for him.
“We need Nnamdi Kanu in the roundtable conversation to discuss the insecurity in the South-East. We must end insecurity in the South East and we need Nnamdi Kanu to be around.”
Soludo promised to cater to Kanu and also offered to bring him to the authorities any time he was required.