Ex-Deputy Senate President Proposes Solution to Ensure Release of Detained IPOB Leader
- Ike Ekweremadu has suggested how Nnamdi Kanu can be released as southeast leaders prepare to intervene in the matter
- The former deputy Senate president pointed out that he believes this can be achieved through a political solution
- The lawmaker recalled how a political development led to the release of Ralph Uwazuruike, leader of MASSOB
Amid the continued detention of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, has offered a solution.
Ekweremadu proposed a political solution that would see to the release of the detained IPOB leader.
The southeast lawmaker made the disclosure during an interview on Channels Television’s Hard Copy which aired on Friday, September 17.
According to him, this can be achieved as similar moves have been taken in the past. He recalled how a political solution led to the release of the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Ralph Uwazuruike.
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Uwazuruike, who was arrested by former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, was freed during the administration of late president Musa Yar’Adua.
Making a case for Nnamdi Kanu
Earlier, Senator Samuel Anyanwu on Sunday, August 22, called on the Igbo leaders not to turn their back on Kanu.
Senator Anyanwu made the appeal in Owerri, the Imo state capital while speaking to journalists on the arrest and detention of the IPOB leader.
The senator who represented Imo East senatorial district in the Senate between 2015 to 2019, said the Igbo leaders should learn from the Yorubas who stood against the arrest and planned extradition of one of their own, Sunday Igboho, from the Benin Republic to Nigeria.
Nnamdi Kanu: DSS denies manhandling IPOB leader’s lawyers
In a related development, the Department of State Services (DSS) denied allegations that its operatives harassed and manhandled the lawyers of Kanu during a visit to their client.
Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, made the allegation in a statement he posted on his social media pages on Tuesday, August 31.
He had earlier alleged they were subjected to the same treatment during a previous visit to the IPOB leader.