SE leaders step up moves to free Nnamdi

Leaders from the South-Eastern region of the country, on Wednesday, sustained their pressure on the Federal Government for the release of the embattled leader of the Independent Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

They paid a visit to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, in Abuja.

Senators from the South-East numbering 15, led by a former Abia State Deputy Governor, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, met with the AGF to plead with President Bola Tinubu for Kanu’s release.

They also submitted a letter to the AGF seeking a political solution to the criminal charges against Kanu.

Briefing journalists after they met with the AGF, the senators bemoaned the sit-at-home order and killings in the South-East on account of Kanu’s continued detention.

The lawmakers noted that the economy and social life in the South-East had been crippled by IPOB’s agitation for Kanu’s release.

Abaribe said, “These are members of the South-East Senate Caucus. We are here to see the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation on an important matter to the people of the South-East concerning Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his incarceration.

“The South-East Senate Caucus, just like the rest of the people in the South-East, the business leaders, the clergy, the political people and the rest of the people in the South-East are all very worried about it, knowing the fulcrum of what is happening in the South-East regarding the insecurity.

“All the criminals and people going around causing mayhem in the South-East have all said that it is because Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is being held.

“We know that this is not the truth, it’s just that we have got to the point where people are now hijacking a legitimate call for his release and turning it into something that has led to deaths and destruction of property and so many other indescribable mayhems that is happening in the South-East.’’

Abaribe added, “So, we came to meet with the Attorney-General because we know that at the end of the day, everything that happens in the legal system will eventually come to his office.

“So, we came to appeal to him to let Mr President know that all leaders of the South-East feel that the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will help in dousing all the tension on everything that is going on in the southeast and we are very certain that his duty as the attorney-general also gives him the powers to not only prosecute but make sure that litigation and the sufferings of the people do not continue.”



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