Michael Chukwuebuka, Reporting
GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, has pleaded for the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention in Abuja.
Stonix News reports that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) has been in detention by the Federal Government of Nigeria over a 15-count terrorism charges.
The Court of Appeal had quashed the 15-count terrorism charges the Federal Government preferred against him in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel led by Justice Jummai Hanatu, discharging and acquitting the IPOB leader of all the allegations against him, even as it ordered his release from detention.
But the Federal Government, in a twist against all pleads from home and abroad, went ahead to file fresh charges against the IPoB leader to keep him in detention.
But Governor Soludo on Saturday during the APGA Campaign kick-off in Awka, the Anambra State capital, specifically appealed to the Federal Government to release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally.
He said if the detained IPOB leader couldn’t be released unconditionally, he should be released to him (Soludo) as he is ready to stand as surety for him.
“I am making a passionate appeal to the Federal Government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally.
“If he cannot be released unconditionally, I want him released to me and I will stand surety for him,” he pleaded.
According, going forward as regards the insecurity bedevilling the South East region of Nigeria, Kanu is sorely needed in a roundtable.
“We need Nnamdi Kanu in the roundtable conversation to discuss the insecurity in the South East.
“We must end insecurity in the South East and we need Nnamdi Kanu to be around,” he noted.
Governor Soludo vowed to cater for Kanu and, as well, also offered to produce him before the authorities when his presence is needed.