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A member of the house of representatives, Amobi Ogah have appealed to President Bola Tinubu to ensure the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), as a way of showing Ndigbo that he loves them.
The Eastern Updates reports that Ogah, who represents Isuikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in the green chamber, made this appeal yesterday after a courtesy visit to Alex Otti, governor of Abia, in his country home at Isiala Ngwa LGA.
The lawmaker noted that Kanu’s release will expose criminal gangs that are using the IPOB leader’s detention to cover their acts of terrorism in the south-east.
“The president has done so much. The only disagreement I have with him is the issue of giving us only five ministers in the entire south-east,” he said.
“I think the president should have balanced it to show that really, he loves us.
“I was telling the world that Mr. President loves us.
“But the only way he can show that he loves us is to give us Nnamdi Kanu by releasing him so that insecurity in the south-east will be reduced drastically.
“The issue now is that we do not even know those who are behind the insecurity in the south-east. IPOB will tell you they are not the one, ESN will tell you they are not involved.
“But some will say the reason is because they are holding Nnamdi Kanu.
“So my prayer to Mr. President is that he should give him to us as a gift. This will be the best gift he can give to the Igbo nation.
“Release him to us so that we can know those who are really behind the insecurity in the south-east.