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11 SE Senators Write Buhari, Demand Nnamdi Kanu’s Release

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The South East Caucus in the red chambers of the National Assembly has appealed to the Federal Government to obey the ruling of the Appeal Court and release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The caucus is made up of eleven Senators, made the call in a statement issued on Thursday which was obtained by The Eastern Updates on Friday morning.

Recakk that the Appeal Court had last Thursday discharged and acquitted the IPOB leader of terrorism charges leveled against him by the Federal government.

However, Kanu who was re-arrested from Kenya in June 2021, is still in the custody of the Department of State Services as the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami insisted that he was only discharged but yet to be acquitted.

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Following the refusal of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to release the separatist as ordered by the Appeal Court, the Senate caucus asked the president to keep the promise he earlier made to the Igbos and release Kanu.

‘We should be mindful of our diversity and the strengths we as a country derive from there. This is the time to show magnanimity and statesmanship. The Appeal Court has provided the leeway for the authorities to walk the talk as ones desirous of preserving Nigeria’s unity and respect for her diversity.

‘Accordingly, we as a Caucus and stakeholders in the Nigeria project appeal to Mr President, to remember the promise he made to a delegation of elders of Igboland sometime ago and release Nnamdi Kanu, especially now that the Appeal Court by that ruling removed the burden of interference from him. Going on Appeal would ultimately negate that kind gesture,’ the caucus stated.

The Eastern Updates reports that among those who signed the statement include: Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Minority Whip), Senator Orji Uzor Kalu (Majority Whip), Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senator Uche Ekwunife (Iyom), Senator Sam Egwu, Senator Stella Oduah and Senator Obinna Ogba, Senator T A Orji (Ochendo).

Others are: Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, Senator Onyewuchi Ezenwa, Senator Micheal Nnachi, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Senator Frank Ibezim, and Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Uba.

The Eastern Updates

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