Nnamdi Kanu: Again Igbo Leaders React, Explains Why Political Solution is Best

Nnamdi Kanu: Again Igbo Leaders React, Explains Why Political Solution is Best

  • Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra is being detained at the headquarters of the State Security Services
  • Kanu is being tried in court for allegations bordering on terrorism and felony against the Federal Government of Nigeria
  • However, Igbo leaders have said that the solution to the growing agitation due to Kanu's detention can only through political means

Igbo leaders in the country have continued to harp on the adoption of a political solution to the detention of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The leaders under the auspice of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Alaigbo Development Foundation condemned the remarks made by the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on his position about Kanu's case.

Nnamdi Kanu
Igbo leaders have said that AGF, Malami's utterances indicate that the request made by some leaders from the southeast is not being considered. Photo: Ndi Igbo
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Suggesting that a political solution would bring lasting peace to Nigeria, the Igbo leaders said the issues raised by Kanu is not only peculiar to the Igbos but all other regions of the country.

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Vanguard reports that the spokesperson for Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alex Ogbonnia, said a political solution to Kanu's detention is all-encompassing.

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According to Ogbonnia, the release of Kanu from detention will address some of the injustices being agitated across Nigeria by youths of the country.

Ogbonnia said:

“When we talk of a political solution, it is all-encompassing. It includes addressing the issues that threw up people like Nnamdi Kanu, marginalization, injustice."
"Kanu has raised the consciousness of the Igbo youths to these problems. And some of them are now seeing a state of Eldorado."

Quelling youth unrest across Nigerian states

He also said that the AGF should be aware that this is not just a Kanu or Ndigbo's problem but a problem that affects the entire nation.

In its reaction, the ADF said the utterances of Malami shows that the request made by some Igbo leaders led by Mbazulike Amaechi is not being taken seriously.

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The ADF said:

“Of course that is the implication. It means that the Federal Government has no regard for the Igbo Elders who went to see President Muhammadu Buhari over the issue of Nnamdi Kanu."
"They have made a mockery of the entire scenario."

Igbo leaders meet President Buhari over Kanu's detention

Premium Times had earlier reported that some Igbo leaders had met with President Muhammadu Buhari on the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu.

The Igbo leaders during their meeting with the president said they want Kanu to be released as his continued detention would only fuel the agitation in the southeast.

However, it was gathered that the president told the leaders that an unconditional release of Kanu will run contrary to the doctrine of separation of powers between the executive and judiciary.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a new emergency hearing was announced for the trial of the IPOB leaders.

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Kanu's application for bail was heard by the court on Thursday, December 2, at the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

Though the trial was earlier adjourned till January 2022, the court granted an abridgement of time following a motion filed by Kanu, the lawyer explained.

Orji Uzor-Kalu blasts Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer

A lawmaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu has responded to the allegation that he violated the guidelines stipulated for visiting Kanu at the DSS headquarters in Abuja.

Uzor-Kalu's reaction followed allegations by Ifeanyi Ejiofor, the lead counsel to the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

Uzor-Kalu explained that contrary to Ejiofor's claim, he followed the stipulated guidelines and that he was disappointed in the lawyer for making such allegations.

Source: Legit.ng

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