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Ifeanyi Ubah, the elected representative of Anambra South Senatorial District has openly declared the intention of South-East leaders to hold discussions with President Bola Tinubu regarding the potential release of Nnamdi Kanu.
Ubah stated that the release of Kanu would play a significant role in mitigating insecurity within the South-East geopolitical zone.
It is worth noting that the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been in custody for about two years.
Ubah stressed that the release of Kanu would play a significant role in mitigating insecurity within the South-East geopolitical zone.
His words, ‘There is a resolution that we are going to meet with the president and we will tick his leniency and see if it is going to be possible to plead with him to have Nnamdi Kanu released.’
‘We have taken that position and for also some of us in the Senate, we have our caucus, we have also taken that position.’
According to Ubah, the release of Kanu will be among the key subjects that they aim to put forward for discussion when they have the opportunity to engage with the President.
The senator pointed out that there is a direct relationship between the release of the IPOB leader and the security status in the South-East.
According to Ubah, Kanu has publicly declared his non-support for the sit-at-home initiative while making his stance clear during one of his court hearings.
He words: ‘The agitation is different, we are talking about sit-at-home which is really deteriorating the economy of the southeast region. The agitation is a political issue about the inequities in how an Igbo man is seen in Nigeria.’
Regrettably, Ubah lamented that the zone’s economy has suffered severe setbacks due to the recent escalation of the sit-at-home order, hindering its growth.