Thursday, September 29, 2016

Biafra: Soludo asks Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu because of 2019 elections

Onetime governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo, on Thursday, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The former CBN governor, while speaking during the presentation of a book entitled, ‘The Politics of Biafra and the Future of Nigeria,’ in Abuja, noted that Kanu was not popular until security agents arrested him last year.



Recalling how Chief Obafemi Awolowo was imprisoned for treason in the 1960s and how that endeared him to the Yoruba, Soludo said Kanu’s prolonged detention would make him a hero or a martyr, which would not stop the current agitation for Biafra.


Soludo warned that if the embattled Director of Radio Biafra was not released, his detention could be used as a campaign tool in 2019, just as the pardoning of Dim Chukwuemeka Ojukwu was used by Shehu Shagari to gain support in the 1980s.

The Department of States Services, DSS, had late last year  arrested Kanu in Lagos.

Following his arrest, the Federal Government charged the embattled IPOB leader alongside two others, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, for treasonable felony.

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