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The candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6 2021 Anambra guber poll, Professor Charles Soludo has revealed how he addressed an international press conference to ask for Nnamdi Kanu’s release when he heard the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was in Kuje prison in 2016.
Soludo claimed that it was after his press conference that Kanu was released from Kuje prison about four weeks later.
The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) stated this while speaking during the Anambra governorship election debate organised by Arise TV which was monitored by The Eastern Updates on Monday.
According to Soludo: ‘2016, 2017 I am on record speaking I did say Nnamdi Kanu, I didn’t know him, I never heard of him, IPOB. But when I heard, he was in Kuje prison and the court ordered to release him and the court judgement to release him and they refused. I networked with other prominent Igbos to go to Kuje and dialogue with him and I addressed the international press conference to ask for his release and thereafter, people started to visit Kuje and three, four weeks later, he was released.
‘I may not agree with him with his view of terms of destinations or even the means, but i believe in a democracy you put everything on the table the south-east leaders, religious, the bishops, the traditional rulers the youths all the groups we are now working on a consensus that we need to dialogue on this to have a solution.’
In the meantime, Kanu is currently being detained at the Department of State Services, DSS.
Justice Binta Nyako had remanded the IPOB leader in DSS custody till November 10.
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