2023 Elections: What Atiku Will Do for Nnamdi Kanu if Elected President, Influential PDP Chieftain Spills
- A major move Atiku Abubakar will take in favour of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has been revealed
- Prof. Obiora Okonkwo the DG of the Presidential Campaign Council of Atiku/Okowa in Anambra State, has disclosed that Atiku will release Kanu if he becomes Nigeria's president
- Okonkwo also said the PDP flagbearer will depend solely on the Appeal Court's judgement to effect Kanu's release
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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, in next month's election, has said he will grant the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, unconditional release, if he emerges president, one of his campaign directors has revealed.
The director-general of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of Atiku/Okowa in Anambra State, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, who made this disclosure, said the PDP candidate will rely on the Appeal Court's judgement to release the Biafra agitator.
What Atiku will do for Nnamdi Kanu, PDP chieftain speaks
According to Okonkwo, the appellate court was very explicit that Kanu should be a free man and no court can try him for the alleged offence, a report by Leadership confirmed.
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The PDP chieftain also disclosed that one of Atiku’s key programmes would be to "instill permanent peace" in parts of the country especially the Southeast region, a Daily Trust report added.
2023 elections: PDP senator reveals private talk with Nnamdi Kanu, what will happen in Southeast
The high rate of violence in the southeast is imported from external sources and will not affect the conduct of elections in the zone, according to Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
During his discussion with Channels TV on Wednesday, January 25, Abaribe, the lawmaker representing Abia South, stated that although sometimes the violence is from within, ultimately it is externally induced.
The Southeast politician noted that people in the region are not violent in nature, adding that in his conversation with Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader noted that there is nothing like sit-at-home.
Fresh trouble for Atiku as PDP vice chairman defects to APC, declares support for Tinubu
In another development, the vice chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, Otunba Amid Adekunle Oduborisha, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oduborisha officially joined the ruling APC at a rally in the Ikorodu area of the state on Sunday, January 8.
The former PDP leader said he joined the APC to support the presidential ambition of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the ruling party's presidential candidate.