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Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has revealed details of his recent conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari regarding the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The Eastern Updates reports that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader is currently facing treason charges which were filed by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Umahi told State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday that a political solution could resolve the matter.
The governor disclosed that it was left for South-East leaders to ensure that the out-of-court settlement option works.
‘The President repeatedly said the matter is in court, we must appreciate his pedigree and integrity.
‘He cannot just as a President say he is going to destroy the matter in court.
‘He said, ‘Your cultural leadership should be able to initiate that with Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer’.
‘This is over six months and we have been begging the President of Ohaneze to take up that responsibility.’
Umahi recalled that he had held meetings with the Attorney-General of the Federation, Department of State Services (DSS) Director-General and the Inspector General of Police.
The Ebonyi helmsman confirmed they are all disposed to negotiation, adding that “the ball is in our hand”.
Meanwhile, IPOB has reacted to a report where an association of Fulani cattle breeders, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore had accused it of attacking Fulani herdsmen in the Southeast and killing their cattle.
A statement by the Secretary General of the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Engr. Saleh Hassan, threatened IPOB with legal action.
However, reacting to the above statement, IPOB’s publicity secretary, Emma Powerful via a telephone conversation told reporters that the IPOB is ready for Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, noting that the organisation backed down because IPOB is stronger than them.
The Eastern Updates