Listen to article
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof. Peter Umeadi has declared that he will consider a political solution for the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (Biafra) Nnamdi Kanu if he becomes Nigeria’s President in next year’s general elections.
The Eastern Updates reports that Kanu, who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since last year, is being tried for treasonable felony.
However, the former Chief Judge of Anambra State strongly believes a political solution, which he likened to amnesty, can resolve the matter.
‘I will consider a political solution. When you consider a political solution, you don’t just release him,’ he said during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday which was monitored by The Eastern Updates.
Speaking further he said; ‘You have to put everything into place, after all, we had the issue of amnesty and you know how much Nigeria spent on amnesty. That’s a political solution. We will fashion something akin to that.’
Umeadi, who was on Wednesday elected as the party’s flagbearer, also went on to dismiss insinuations that APGA does not have a structure strong enough to contest for the country’s number one position.
He argued that APGA has a nationwide spread with leaders across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
‘Don’t forget, APGA is a very organised political party,” the Professor of Law at the University of Nigeria said.
‘APGA has 37 chairmen in the 36 states and the FCT. Down the line, they have local government apparatus down to the wards and they are very committed.’
Prof. Umeadi also refuted claims that the party is a regional one, insisting that it “is a misconception in terms of how APGA is arranged”.
According to him, it will be hasty to conclude that APGA is a regional party, saying they will “return a good and surprising result” after the 2023 general elections.