Igboho, Kanu: Afenifere, Ohanaeze, open to political solution

The pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, and the Ohanaeze Ndigbo yesterday welcomed the possibility of the Federal Government adopting a political solution to the cases of Yoruba agitator Sunday Adeyemo (alias Sunday Igboho) and Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The groups reacted to comments by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) that the government would consider a political solution should it receive such a proposal.

Afenifere Acting National Leader Chief Ayo Adebanjo believes addressing the matter politically was the only way out of the logjam.

He said: “The matter is political and if the Attorney-General is sensible enough to talk about a political solution, he is welcome and I congratulate him for that.

“Now, Malami is talking as a constitutional lawyer and not like lawyers in the Banana Republic, where rule of law does not reign.”

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, commended Malami for being open to the option of political solution.

The statement reads in part: “In a diverse multiethnic society such as Nigeria, issues of alienation, marginalisation, agitations and inter-ethnic conflicts must of necessity arise.

“It is very appropriate that dialogue and other forms of conflict resolution mechanisms are spontaneously activated to address such issues as they arise.

“Therefore, it is hoped that political solution to the current security challenges will go a long way in sustaining the corporate existence of Nigeria.”



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