President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday called on the South-East leaders to allow the ongoing court process bordering on charges against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in the country.
Buhari stated this during a meeting he had with the South-East leaders, including the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo at the new Government House, Abakaliki.
The President, who has ended his two-day working visit to the State, pointed out that the determination of the court on the matter was necessary.
We earlier reported that Igbo leaders appealed to President Buhari to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
They made the plea on Friday at a meeting with the President who is on a two-day visit to Ebonyi State.
The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the South East, Reverend Father Abraham Nwali, made the plea on behalf of the southeast leaders in his address at the Ebonyi State Stakeholders’ Forum held at the Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital.
“We plead for a political solution that as a father; a kind father, a forgiving father, to grant Nnamdi Kanu freedom,” he said. “We say that he should be granted a pardon.
“And we call on all agitators to cease all forms of hostilities and rather demand a nation where the plights of the poor, the weak, the oppressed will be addressed.”
But in his remarks, President Buhari pointed out that the determination of the court on the matter was necessary for Kanu’s freedom.