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The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) House of Representatives candidate for Arochukwu/Ohafia federal constituency in the 2023 election, Dr. Okuji Obinna Oreh, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Oreh pointed out that he was pleading based on the Appeal Court judgement which discharged Kanu of all counts of terrorism charges preferred against him by the Federal Government. He said releasing Kanu would greatly help to restore peace in the South East and make President Buhari a hero of the Igbo race.
‘Releasing Kanu, in line with the Court of Appeal judgement, is the surest way to guarantee massive participation of the zone in the forthcoming elections and restore peace in the area,’ he said.
He said since a court of competent jurisdiction had declared Kanu innocent; and the United Nations directed his immediate release, the president should no longer hesitate to release him.
Oreh pointed out that a political solution remained the best way to resolve the issues concerning Kanu, and appealed to President Buhari not to lose the opportunity he has to endear himself more to the Igbo race.
The APGA Reps candidate, who said he was in the race because of the new hope and confidence in the Electoral Act, appealed to South East youths to remain calm and not resort to any action capable of increasing tension in the zone.
He expressed hope that Buhari would listen to the clarion call by well-meaning Nigerians and free Kanu, which he believes would be done soon.