National Chairman APGA, Ezeokenwa Call On FG To Release IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu


Barrister Sly Ezeokenwa the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has pleaded with the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Tinubu for the release of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a way of solving the security challenges facing the South-East.

He made the appeal in an open letter to Mr. President captioned: “Urgent Need To Release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu For Security, Peace and Prosperity in the South-East, Nigeria”.

According to him, in the letter, the plea has become imperative as the people of the region explore avenues to quench the prevailing insecurity in the South- East region and pave way for lasting peace and economic prosperity.

The National Chairman stated that the case revolves around the Federal government’s appeal that vehemently challenges the court of Appeal’s decision from last year, wherein the charges of terrorism and treasonable felony against Mazi Kanu were dismissed.

Barrister Ezeokenwa pointed out the need to uphold the values of the fundamental tenets of democracy, equality and the right to fair treatment under the law which Nigeria was founded upon to foster conducive environment for National unity and harmony.

While being mindful of the recent Supreme Court’s adjournment of the hearing regarding Mazi Kanu’s bail appeal until 14th September, 2023, he implore President Tinubu to wield his influence and authority to expedite his release without further undue delay.

Barrister Ezeokenwa noted that beyond legal implications, that the release of Mazi Kanu holds crucial significance in addressing the prevailing security challenges in the South-East.

The National Chairman recalled that some individuals and groups have echoed the Clarion call for Mazi Kanu’s release including Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Governor Chukwuma Soludo who has made several oral and written appeal for the release of Mazi Kanu.

He recounted series of unfortunate events witnessed in the South- East region following Mazi Kanu’s detainment including the recurring Monday Sit-At-Home protest, instances of lawlessness resulting to killings and the incessant disruption of vital services such as schools, hospital and movement of people.

Barrister Ezeokenwa harped on the need to recognize the invaluable contributions by the South-East towards national economic growth and development adding that his call for Mazi Kanu’s release has no political undertone but to alleviate the immediate challenges faced by the South-East and also lay the foundation for long-term stability, progress and well-being of the people.

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