The governor of Anambra state professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has expressed confidence over the release of the detained leader of the indigenous people of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu from detention.
Professor Soludo said this during the burial ceremony of Nigeria’s first Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amechi in Anambra state on Tuesday.
Soludo said that his desire to see Nnamdi Kanu released is burn out of the promise he to Chief Mbazuluike Amechi to ensure that Kanu is released by the federal government which is his final request to the federal government before he died.
Describing Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi, Soludo”Our paths did not cross much on a personal level. I first learned about him during a lecture; their tenacity and belief in Nigeria’s unity which Zik stood for, and they were willing to lay down their lives for what they believed in.
“He lived in Anambra, specifically Ukpor, and traveled from the state to Abuja or elsewhere whenever he needed to.”
The Governor stated that before he died, the late Mbazulike Amechi made a strong call for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s release, and that call was justified.
“The issue of Nigeria will be at a table of dialogue with all stakeholders involved.
“When I visited Nnamdi Kanu in prison, I told him about how criminals posing as freedom fighters are kidnapping and killing people. He called it an abomination.
“My goal in calling for Nnamdi Kanu’s release is to separate the chaff from the substance. When he is released, we will know who the true agitation fighters and criminals are.
” This is why I’m pleading for his release, not because his release will automatically end insecurity. “I am confident he will be released,” Governor Soludo said.
Recall that Nnamdi Kanu has been in detention after he was arrested in Kenya in June 2021 despite the appeal court judgement which discharged and acquitted him of the charges against him by the federal government.
The release of Nnamdi Kanu is seen to be a solution to stop the insecurity currently facing the South East zone.