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A former Governor of Enugu State, Okwesilieze Nwodo, has asserted that the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, will go a long way towards reducing tension and insecurity in the South East.
Nwodo made this known while speaking during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today which was monitored by The Eastern Updates on Friday night.
The former PDP national chairman said, ‘I can tell you that not just myself but the leadership and the people of South East are quite happy with the judgment in the Court of Appeal about Kanu’s case. I have been following this case since extradition.’
He said; ‘The positon of the leadership in the South East has always been that this matter will land itself better through political solution than legal solution; but Federal Government in its wisdom has continued to follow this case.
‘International organizations including the United Nations had intervened and asked the federal government to release him. If the federal government can expedite the judgment by the Court of Appeal, the people of the South East will be happy; it will reduce tension and insecurity in our zone.
‘Therefore, we will continue to advise the federal government that anything yet to be done to resolve the matter politically rather than through legal action.’
Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said the release of the leader of lndigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu would aid peaceful conduct of the 2023 election in the South-East.
The president-general of organisation, Ambassador George Obiozor, said in a statement that Kanu’s release would douse tension in the region.
He said only a political solution would address youth restiveness in the South East and other parts of Nigeria.