Nnamdi Kanu: Doyin Okupe Asks FG to Release IPOB Leader

Nnamdi Kanu: Doyin Okupe Asks FG to Release IPOB Leader

  • Chief Doyin Okupe has advised the federal government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu for peace to reign in the southeast
  • According to the former presidential aide, Kanu's IPOB has become an army of resistance that should not be toyed with
  • Okupe also stated that the IPOB leader is more important than the forthcoming Anambra governorship election

FCT, Abuja - A former presidential media aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has called on the federal government to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, if that would restore peace in the southeast region.

Okupe stated that the freedom and or life of the IPOB leader was more important than the forthcoming November 6 governorship in the state.

Nnamdi Kanu
Nnamdi Kanu is currently in detention at the DSS headquarters after he was arrested and extradited to Nigeria. Photo credit: Marco Longari/AFP
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He told The Punch newspaper:

“I hereby call on the federal government to release Nnamdi Kanu, if that will bring peace in the southeast zone, especially Anambra state. Nnamdi Kanu should be released for the sake of peace and order in that region.

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“Nnamdi Kanu is more important than the Anambra state governorship election. We need peace in all parts of this country, and if the release of Kanu will bring peace in Anambra state and the entire southeast zone, please the federal government should release him now.”

Uba, Soludo, Ozigbo asks FG to dialogue with IPOB

In a related development, three candidates in the Anambra governorship election slated for Saturday, November 6 have called on the federal government to dialogue with IPOB.

The candidates made the call during a debate organised by Arise News in conjunction with Enough is Enough Nigeria on Monday, November 1 in Awka, the Anambra state capital.

The candidates are Senator Andy Uba of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Professor Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), and Valentine Ozigbo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Abaribe says 'no election' directive not from Nnamdi Kanu

Meanwhile, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe has revealed that Kanu never gave the order for elections not to hold in Anambra state.

Senator Abaribe made the submission on Thursday, October 28 when he addressed a town hall meeting with the leadership and students of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

While addressing the students, the Senate minority leader revealed that he called Kanu's lawyer, who confirmed that the order did not come from the IPOB leader, accusing unknown fifth columnists of engineering the rumours.

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