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Chief Edwin Clark who is the Leader of the Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum (SMBLF), has called on Buhari to obey court rulings, including those delivered on the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, by releasing him.
In a letter to President Nuhannadu Buhari, Clark, who urged Buhari to re-examine his actions as he winds up his tenure
‘Today, Buhari is eulogising and praising the legacy of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, his peaceful conduct during the 2015 general elections, when he conceded defeat”, he said.
‘The question the president should ask himself is what legacy does he want to leave after his years as civilian president? Is that of compensating people with appointments, most times the juicier ones, for aiding and executing wrong acts, such as he has just done for Suleiman Abba and his cohorts, who were alleged to have conspired and worked to remove Dr. Jonathan from office at all cost?
‘Is it that of breaching the Constitution of the country? Is it that of nepotism? Is it that of leaving the country more divided and more devastated than he met it?
‘There is still room to make amends within the remaining few days that Mr. President has embarked on appointing people to offices if it can be evenly distributed to all sections of the country, as stipulated in the Federal Character laws, and not in a manner of compensating wrongdoing.
‘I also advise President Buhari to obey court rulings, including that delivered on Nnamdi Kanu. And as he winds up his tenure, to re-examine his actions.’
The Eastern Updates recalls that Kanu was in June 2021 renditioned by the Federal Government of Nigerian from Kenya.