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Peter Obi Lauds Kanu’s Release, Demands Freedom For Other Agitators




By Ganiyat Ganiyu

Mr. Peter Obi, a former Governor of Anambra State, lauded the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The erstwhile governor described the development as a welcome development.

Kanu, who was detained for over 16 months, regained freedom from Kuje Prison, Abuja on Friday evening after meeting the conditions for his bail.

He was granted bail on a cogent conditions on Tuesday by a Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice Binta Nyako.

Obi in a statement issued on Friday night commended the release of the Biafra leader, he also called for the freedom of other agitators in detention.

“I am happy that the Federal Government this time listened to the voice of reason.

I congratulate Kanu on his release and wish to commend all those who played one role or the other to ensure that he met his tough bail conditions and was actually released,”

The former governor, however, expressed displeasure that the other Biafra activists detained with Nnamdi Kanu, continue to languish in prison custody.

“I wish to appeal to the Judiciary and the Federal Government to equally consider the other Biafra detainees for bail and release since, to the best of my knowledge, they have never resorted to violence in their agitation,” he said.

Obi noted that while the release of Kanu will help to calm frayed nerves, tension will likely remain high in the South East and South South geopolitical zones in view of the continued detention of other Biafra activists.

“As I counseled previously, the Federal Government should engage the Biafra agitators in dialogue. Every agitation in the world is resolved through dialogue,” Obi said.

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