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Governor Soludo is ready to appeal to the President-elect to release Kanu if Buhari fails to do so.

Anambra State governor, Chukwuma Soludo, remains unshaken in his efforts to the release of Nnamdi Kanu from the Department of State Service (DSS) detention.

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is being detained by the Federal Government of Nigeria for offences bordering on treason and terrorism.

Kanu’s detention has been claimed as one of the reasons for the insecurity situation in the South East part of the country where he has a considerable followership.

Some groups who proclaimed allegiance to IPOB and the Biafra cause have cited the alleged unfair treatment of Kanu by the Nigerian Government as the reason for their violent agitation in the region.

Governor Soludo in his quest believed that releasing Kanu will help to quell the agitations and violent killings and destruction in South-East.

The governor has made many efforts to convince Buhari to release the embattled IPOB leader, with his latest appeal coming in a letter to the outgoing President dated April 20, 2023.

During an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’ on Friday, May 26, 2023, Soludo stated that the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was copied in his latest letter.

With barely two days before Buhari exits the Aso Rock Villa, the possibility of the IPOB leader being released before May 29 is not certain.

The Governor said he’s ready to appeal to the incoming president to grant his request.

Soludo said:

“This is a cause that one believes in. Consistently I am an advocate of the rule of law and justice for all and therefore if you look at that letter, that letter is copied to the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and I want to also believe that a copy has been delivered to his office as it were.

“The Attorney General is also copied in this letter and if President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration fails to take advantage of this opportunity to really rise above every other thing and be a statesman as it were, if the president fails to take advantage of that, we will be pursuing the same thing with the incoming administration.”

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