– A former governor of Anambra state Peter Obi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for releasing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu
– Obi said the president heeded to the voice of reason in his decision to release the IPOB leader
– Obi called for dialogue between the federal government and the Biafra agitators
A former governor of Anambra state Peter Obi has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for releasing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu.
Obi said the president heeded to the voice of reason in his decision to release the IPOB leader.
NAIJ.com recalls that Kanu was released from Kuje Prison in Abuja after he perfected the bail conditions given to him by Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court.
The IPOB leader was on Friday, April 28, driven out of the Kuje Prison in a black Mercedes vehicle by a former minister of aviation Osita Chidoka.
Speaking on the matter, Obi in a statement said, it was disheartening that Kanu was left to languish in prison custody.
He said: “I wish to appeal to the Judiciary and the Federal Government to equally consider the other Biafra detainees for bail and release since, to the best of my knowledge, they have never resorted to violence in their agitation.”
The former governor also said the release of Kanu will help calm the tension already building up in the South-East and South-South region.
He further called for a dialogue between the Nigerian government and the Biafra agitators as a way forward for a sustainable development of the nation.
“As I counselled previously, the Federal Government should engage the Biafra agitators in dialogue. Every agitation in the world is resolved through dialogue,” Obi said.
Watch this NAIJ.com video of how Nnamdi Kanu became a free man below: