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A South-East Leader of Tinubu Support Group and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential Campaign Council, George Agbakahi has asserted that President Bola Tinubu will release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu when the time is right.
In interview that was monitored by The Eastern Updates on Tuesday, Agbakahi said that Nnamdi Kanu’s case is a global issue and that Tinubu is a compassionate leader and would be ready to release Kanu even if it is with some sort of conditions.
He said, ‘The issue of Nnamdi Kanu is a global issue and the President discussed this issue when he campaigned in Ebonyi State.
‘As a member of the Presidential Campaign Council, from the South-East I was privileged to be in that campaign rally. The President said openly that he would work with Igbo leaders to deal with issues that are affecting Ndigbo, especially the issue of Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB as well as the issue of Unknown Gunmen. I believe that the President will do that at the right time.
‘In my opinion, I believe at some point, based on the current political development in the country at some point, Nnamdi Kanu may be released even if it is under some conditions. Because if you see what is going on in the South-East, it is very terrible. I can tell you that currently in the South-East, the issues of Unknown Gunmen, sit-at-home order, every Monday have affected commerce tremendously. People in the South-East are living in fear. I believe that the president at the appropriate time will consider all these issues holistically and do the right thing.’
On the issue of appointments for Ndigbo, he said, ‘It is common knowledge that our President is a seasoned politician. He has politics in his genes. He is a father figure who recognizes the abilities of all the geo-political zones of this country. He has never been discriminatory either in his previous position as governor of Lagos State.’