14th January, 2023
Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo has begged the Federal Government to release detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu to him as he would stand as a surety for him.
The governor said if the Federal Government could not release him unconditionally, they should release Kanu to him so that he could stand as his surety.
Soludo spoke on Saturday in Awka at the campaign kick-off of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He said Kanu was needed for a roundtable conversation to discuss the insecurity in the South-East, which he said must end.
“We need him around the discussion table, we need him to discuss about the future of the South-East. If the Federal Government cannot release him unconditionally, I now offer myself to ask the Federal Government to release him to me,” he said in a report by The Punch.
He assured that he would make Kanu available anytime he was needed, saying that he would house him here in Awka.
“We need him released to end insecurity in the South-East. We need him to have true conversation about Nigeria. We believe in Nigeria and we are Nigerians.
“We, some time ago set up the Truth and Reconciliation Committee to find out the root cause of insecurity in the South East and they have almost concluded their assignment. But this issue of insecurity cannot be well addressed without bringing to the table the key players in this matter,” he added.
Soludo said his government had applied the kinetic and non-kinetic approach to fighting insecurity in the South East but that the non-kinetic approach could not be complete without the Federal Government releasing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.